Monday, April 7, 2014

Illinois Innocence Project to host 5K Run & Walk for Innocence on the UIS campus

WHAT: Join the Illinois Innocence Project for the inaugural 5K Run & Walk for Innocence on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. The run/walk will help raise funds to support the efforts of the project.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (Check-in at 7:30 a.m. and the race start at 9 a.m.)

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus

DETAILS: The Illinois Innocence Project, part of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, aims to help exonerate innocent persons convicted of felony crimes in Illinois and reform the criminal justice system in Illinois and the nation. The project works to educate students, citizens, and policy-makers about problems, causes, and possible reforms of a criminal justice system affecting the innocent.

5K Run & Walk for Innocence participants are encouraged to register online at The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students (with a valid iCard), and $10 for children before the race. The cost to register on the day of the race is $35. Participants will receive a t-shirt.

The 5K Run &Walk is the kickoff event to the project’s “Innocence Week”, which is designed to raise awareness about the Illinois Innocence Project.

For more information, contact Amanda Altman with the Illinois Innocence Project at 217/206-6569 or

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