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Run From Resistance 5K

The Run from Resistance 5K is a race hosted by the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy to raise awareness about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and the steps we can all take to help this issue. This will be our 4th year hosting the event! 

SIGN-UP HERE: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8961

Antibiotics are medications used to treat infectious diseases. However, the high frequency and long history of using antibiotics has allowed bacteria to adapt to the drugs, making the drugs less effective and the bacteria resistant over time. Each year in the United States, 2 million people are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. At least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these resistant infections. This is a preventable problem that needs to be addressed through community and professional education. Come out to support an antibiotic resistance charity and learn more about this issue! Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/about/antibiotic-resistance-faqs.html 

The Run from Resistance also features a Field Day near the finish line of the 5K. This field day will include educational booths by our fellow pharmacy organizations, activity booths, and games to win giveaways! Participants are welcome to run, walk, or just enjoy the Field Day and cheer on the racers. 

For volunteering opportunities, please contact Steven Chan at chan.st@husky.neu.edu. 

Pre-event registration will occur online. Registration will also be available on the day of the event. 
Check-in begins at 9:30am in the parking lot of 140 The Fenway. Participants will receive a race bib on the day of the event. 

A suggested donation of $15 will benefit the Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics. 
T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants who donate $15! To learn more about this year's beneficiary, check out their website at: http://apua.org/

The 5K run will start in The Fens across Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, 140 The Fenway. The course will run along the walking paths and athletic complexes of The Fens. Walkers welcome! 

From Ruggles: Go north on Forsyth St. past Huntington Ave. Turn left on Hemenway St. and continue one block. 140 The Fenway will be on your right. Registration and check-in will be in the parking lot at the gates facing the Fens. 

Free street parking is available on Hemenway St, Forsyth Way, and Parker St. Please do NOT park in the lot at 140 The Fenway. 

Overview of Day: 
9:30am: Check-in and Registration 
10:30pm: Race and Field Day Kick-off 
12:00pm: Speeches 
1:30pm: Tear-Down 

Number Pick-up: 
Race day registration and bib pick up starts at 9:30am.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9:30am to 1:30pm

Back Bay Fens 133 Park Dr, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Event Type



Bouvé College of Health Sciences



Sponsoring Organization

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy

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