Run for Brittany Zimmermann gets new name, location

5K run will take place Sept. 29 on UW campus
Run for Brittany Zimmermann gets new name, location

A 5K run/walk honoring a University of Wisconsin student murder on campus will be getting a new name and a new location this year.

Brittany Zimmermann, 21,  was murdered in her campus apartment back in April of 2009. The next year, Brittany’s family joined UW-Madison police and the Madison Area Crime Stoppers to start the Brittany Zimmermann 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness about her unsolved case and to promote crime prevention.

This year, the race has been renamed the Brittany Run and will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at university’s lot 60, located on the west end of campus. The run used to start at Library Mall near the Memorial Union, but the run was moved due to the major construction projects in that area.

Runners and walkers will use the scenic Howard Temin Lakeshore Path next to Lake Mendota. Zimmermann’s parents will greet participants as they cross the finish line. All proceeds go to support Madison Area Crime Stoppers activities on campus and throughout Dane County.