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Bemidji State University Student Hosts Splash ‘N’ Dash for Charity

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 13, 2012) — Bemidji State University student Meg Augeson, in collaboration with the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center, is hosting the University’s first Splash ‘N’ Dash Aquathlon on Sunday, March 18.

The competition will take place from 12-6 p.m. The price is $15 for students and $25 for community members.

The Aquathlon is a two-part competition that includes a 15-minute swim followed by a 20-minute run.  The competition is open to individuals and two-person teams.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Saint Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital.

Pre-registration for the event is required. The dates and times for pre-registration are 7-9 p.m. March 15, 1-3 p.m. March 16, and 10-12 p.m. March 17.

For more information, contact Meg Augeson at or Duane Biehn, associate director of campus recreation, at (218) 755-4140 or


Hector|55342|Meg Augeson, junior, psychology

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