Run for Research

Gordon L. Kirkland Memorial Run for Research

Date and Race Start Time: Thursday, June 22nd, 6:00 am
Start Location: TBD
Race Course: See below
Sign-up: Register on-line or during Registration hours at the Registration Desk
Entry Fee: $20 (tech shirts sold separately at registration)

The run was named after Dr. Gordon L. Kirkland, a prominent mammalogist who made many contributions to this field and to the Society. One of Dr. Kirkland’s accomplishments included being the founder of the Shippensburg University Vertebrate Museum. Dr. Kirkland’s goal for the museum was to help provide research for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. In 1998, shortly before Dr. Kirkland passed away, he received the Hartley H.T. Jackson Award for his long and outstanding service to the Society. Because of Dr. Kirkland’s goals, the proceeds from the run go to the Future Mammalogist Fund, which gives Grants-in-Aid for student research.