Annual Thurtene Road Race to be held March 30

The annual Thurtene Road Race, which raises both money for charity and awareness of the Thurtene Carnival in April, will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 30 on the Danforth Campus.

“This year’s race is going to be a great time for families to enjoy some fun and exercise together,” said junior James Cornwall, economics major in Arts & Sciences and vice president of the road race for Thurtene Junior Honorary 2008. “We hope that faculty and staff members and their families can participate and help us raise money for our charity.”

Proceeds from the event, which includes a 5K road race and a one-kilometer fun run/walk, will benefit Thurtene’s chosen charity this year, the South Side Day Nursery in St. Louis.

The registration fee — $20 for adults and $10 for students and children — can be paid the day of the race or online at

Both races will start and end at Francis Field. Costumes are encouraged, and a prize will be awarded for the best one.

The Thurtene Carnival, the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the nation, will be held on the Danforth Campus April 12-13.

For more information on the race, visit or call Cornwall at (917) 974-6931.