Second ‘Dash for Dallas’ 5k Mud Run held in memory of student

The Sport Administration Club will hold a 5,000-meter Mud Run Saturday in memory of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who died last year in a traffic accident.

The second “Dash for Dallas” event will be held at 11 a.m. in Co-op Park.

Participants must check in between 10 and 10:30 a.m.

“I think this event just shows that college students can come together for a good cause, and it will be an event that will hopefully proceed our friend Dallas Miller,” event organizer Madison Torok (senior, sports administration) said, “and it will help benefit the memorial bench that we paid half for in the first ‘Dash for Dallas’ 5k run.”

This year’s run will pay off the other half of the bench that was donated, Torok said.

Miller, who was a member of the Sport Administration Club, died in February 2013 in a traffic accident.

“Dallas was a shot of energy,” Torok said. “He brought life into every room, and he always made you feel better. He always gave his all into everything he did and was just a help to everyone and everything he aspired about in his life.”

A third “Dash for Dallas” event will be planned for next year, and proceeds will go toward a scholarship that will help people who are looking into the sports administration major, Torok said.

Winners of the 5k run will receive prizes.