Run For Rigby, Increase Awareness

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This weekend, take part in what is becoming a powerful, annual tradition here in the District–  the 5k Run for Rigby and Rigby Ball, started to commemorate the life of Georgetown University student Daniel Rigby.  Rigby died during a fire in a room he was renting in and off-campus house in 2004.  The Friends of Rigby Foundation was  started to honor his memory and to raise “awareness about student safety as well as donating scholarships to the needy to further Dan’s scholarly pursuits and his belief in volunteering to assist the less fortunate.”

This Saturday, the Rigby Weekend festivities will kick off to honor his life five years after that tragic fire.  Here is a snapshot of what you can expect if you want to participate: 

NON-STUDENT:  Combo Run for Rigby + Rigby Ball
Date/Time: 4/4/2009 @ 2pm & 9:30pm respectively
Location: Georgetown Red Square & Union Station Thunder Grill
Price: $85 Buy Tickets Now
Notes: Combo ticket includes both events. 

NON-STUDENT: Rigby Ball
Date/Time: 4/4/2009 @ 9:30pm-12:30am
Location: Thunder Grill @ Union Station, Washington DC
Price: $80 Buy Tickets Now

STUDENT: Combo Run for Rigby + Rigby Ball
Date/Time: 4/4/2009 @ 2pm & 9:30pm respectively
Location: Georgetown Red Square & Union Station Thunder Grill
Price: $75 Buy Tickets Now
Notes: Student tickets will require a valid ID upon check-in.

Combo ticket includes both events.

STUDENT: Rigby Ball
Date/Time: 4/4/2009 @ 9:30pm-12:30am
Location: Thunder Grill @ Union Station, Washington DC
Price: $65 –
Buy Tickets Now
Notes:

Student tickets will require a valid ID upon check-in.

Run for Rigby
Date/Time: 4/4/2009 @ 2pm
Location: Red Square – Georgetown University, Washington DC
Price: $15 –
Buy Tickets Now
Notes: 5K Race through Georgetown U. and surrounding neighborhood.

Ticket fee includes T-Shirt, Fire Safety cup, and GUGS grilled food after the Race.

If you take part in the event, email us some pictures and we’ll post them here!  This is a great cause and every year, a number of students across the country die in fires in off-campus housing. It doesn’t have to happen and raising awareness about students’ rights as renters as well as offering fire safety tips are two of the greatest ways to help prevent these tragedies.

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