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Students, staff and faculty team up for 2nd annual Gopher Adventure Race

GAR-Kaler.jpgGAR Jen and Nicole.jpgGopher Adventure racers learned just how large the U of M Twin Cities campus is last Friday at the second annual Gopher Adventure Race (GAR). Starting and ending at Northrop Plaza, the teams traveled the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campuses, solving clues and performing physical and mental feats to compete for the coveted winner's medal. Second-year medical students Tracey Powell and Beth Tacl finished first, completing the race in 4 hours 16 minutes.

The race was organized by a team of students and volunteers led by Dr. Connie Magnuson, director of the Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies B.S. program in the School of Kinesiology. In the photos, President Kaler stopped by before the race to pose with staff, and Jennifer Bhalla and Nicole LaVoi, faculty team from Kinesiology, flex for the camera. (Congratulations to Bhalla and LaVoi, who came in first in the Faculty division.)

KARE-11 covered the GAR:

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/941662/14/Teams-race-around-U-of-M-

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