True Life Run Participants Run for a Cause

6 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 03 2012 Mar 3, 2012 Saturday, March 03, 2012 9:06:00 AM CST March 03, 2012 in News
By: Emily Allen
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COLUMBIA - Some True Life Run participants hit the streets in costumes for a cause on Saturday Morning.  The annual run is part of this year's True/False Film Festival.  The proceeds from the event go to the True Life Fund and this year it's raising money for subjects of the film "Bully."

"Bully" examines bullying in schools by following five students and their families over a school year.  The run's coordinator Patrick Hanson said turnout for this year's event was up 30 percent from last year.  Hanson said it's always hard to get people up to run following the festival's Friday night festivities so he was glad to see such a crowd.

Participants ran throughout downtown and MU's campus.  Runners were encouraged to wear costumes and some showed up in colorful wigs and furry boots.  One group even ran in costumes that were supposed to resemble cases of beer.  The run included a trivia challenge, a tire toss, a hula hooping contest and a dance station.

The True Life Fund is hoping to raise $15,000.

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