Student, employees and Quad City runners begin the first leg of
the first-ever Palmer n8k Race on April 5.
The Davenport Campus Student Council held its inaugural
Palmer n8k Race on April 5. The eight-kilometer run and onemile
walk drew 160 students, employees and area residents,
and raised more than $1,500 for the Special Olympics of Iowa.
“We wanted to give the run a name that related to chiropractic,”
said Davenport Campus student and race director Heather
Maxwell. “This event helps us educate people about chiropractic
and serves to remind everyone that it is a Palmer event.”
“My background is in non-profit charity events,” added Ms.
Maxwell. “For me to see something that had been worked on
for a year manifest itself into something so positive for Special
Olympics, Palmer and the Quad Cities area is exciting and
humbling.” She credits the large turnout and success of the
event to the hard work of the campus’ student body and the
more than 100 volunteers who went above and beyond their
duties to ensure the event went smoothly. The Athletic Intelligence
Expo also was held in conjunction with the event.