Recreational Services hosts Steve Goff Memorial 5K Run/Walk

University of Iowa Recreational Services is sponsoring the Steve Goff 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Ashton Cross Country Course to raise money for the Steve Goff Scholarship awarded to undergraduate students in Leisure Studies.

Goff was a professor in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Sport Studies from 1994 to 1998 who died of cancer at the age of 43. Goff wanted students to become involved in activities that promoted health and well-being, motivating them with the motto, “Life is not a spectator sport.”

Goff Scholarships have been awarded for the past six years with approximately 20 recipients being given just over $10,000.

The Goff 5k race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10. The course is located near the Hawkeye Recreation Fields on Hawkeye Park Road. Awards will be given to runners and walkers in the intramural division for all UI-affiliated participants, or an open division for non-UI participants.

Registration is $12 if received before Friday, Oct. 8, or $15 on race day. Registration forms are available online at or outside the E216 Field House office. For more information, call Recreational Services at 319-335-9292.