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Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat on Feb. 24 to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its annual 100-mile Relay for Heat to raise funds to assist local families with their heating bills. All contributions are given to the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Martin Luther King Fuel Fund and used exclusively to avert home heating crises.

The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the path on the top of the dikes on the Kingston side of the Susquehanna River. Every runner will run a four-mile leg of the relay until the 100 miles is covered. The first four-mile leg starts at the two-mile marker on the dikes in Kirby Park and turns around at the zero-mile marker in Kingston. The event usually finishes around 7 p.m.

Last year the club raised over $1,900 by collecting donations from campus and the community. Individuals can support the event by pledging an amount per mile ran or a fixed amount. Please make checks payable to Wilkes University Running Club, write MLK Fuel Fund on the memo line and send the check to “Relay for Heat,” c/o Dr. W. Terzaghi, Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766.

For more information contact the running club advisor, William Terzaghi at (570) 288-0776, (570) 817-1828 or william.terzaghi@wilkes.edu, or  Franco Balbuena, running club president, at franco.balbuena@wilkes.edu.