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Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies program presents second annual Gopher Adventure Race

golide-in-life-vest-with-two-women.jpgAn amazing race returns to the U of M. Dr. Connie Magnuson, director of Kinesiology's Recreation, Park, & Leisure Studies (RPLS) undergraduate program, and John Lisec, Kinesiology PhD student, are working hard on the second annual Gopher Adventure Race to be held October 7. Following a format similar to the popular television show "The Amazing Race," two-person teams will explore the Twin Cities campuses by taking on a variety of mental and physical challenges while deciphering clues. (There's still time to sign up!)

While more than doubling the number of participants in last year's inaugural race, Magnuson and Lisec are encouraging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to experience the outdoor and recreation opportunities that are available on the Twin Cities campuses. In addition to increasing awareness of the RPLS program at the U, the Gopher Adventure Race has also provided hands-on learning opportunities for RPLS students, who are gaining field experience through creating courses, marketing the event, and acquiring sponsors.

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