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Last modified: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Law students revive Ambulance Chase

April 15, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Proving that lawyers really do have a sense of humor, students from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will bring back the Ambulance Chase 5k on Saturday, April 18.

Runners will wind through the Bloomington campus on the 3.1-mile course. Race organizers said that an actual ambulance may be used to lead the participants through the course.

The Ambulance Chase 5k will take place Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by the Law School's Health Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the race is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

"We decided to bring back this event because it had been a hit in the past, and it is for a great cause," said Sana Azem, public relations manager for the Health Law Society. "We figured it would be a nice way to get everyone outside before things get busy with final exams. We hope to make it an ongoing tradition."

The race has not been held in several years, but in past years had drawn students clad in dress shirts, ties, and other professional attire.

The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Law School. An awards ceremony will follow at 10 a.m. Male and female winners from each Law School class will be honored with trophies. Refreshments and a T-shirt are included in the $15 entry fee.

"Everyone is encouraged to participate, including kids and pets," said Joseph Kassab, a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. "We want to raise money for the American Cancer Society while poking a little fun at our profession."

Race-day registration will be available, but pre-registration is recommended and can be done by e-mailing or by visiting the information table in the Law School's main lobby between noon and 1 p.m. throughout the week.