The ninth annual Run for Ryan, a campus-wide 5K supporting educational needs of student veterans, will gather the campus and greater Pittsburgh community to pay tribute to Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane.

Lane was killed in action in Afghanistan in July 2009 on his second tour of duty. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Vitti and Marine 1st Lt. Chris Cavanaugh, both former Duquesne students, launched the Run for Ryan after hearing of Lane's sacrifice, to ensure that he would be remembered.

When: Saturday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Registration can be completed online or on race day at the starting line. The cost is $25. To register, visit

Information: Media interested in covering this event can contact Emily Stock in the Office of Marketing and Communications at 412.277.9273.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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April 04, 2018