Gurney Derby: Are you ready to run?

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The Gurney Derby — one of the most popular Homecoming week traditions — is set for 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Teams of four, each must have two men and two women, race down a stretch of 13th Avenue South and back to the starting line while pushing a "passenger" on old hospital gurneys. Awards are given for first and second place, best-dressed gurney, most creative "passenger" and the dead last award.

Applications are due Sept. 26; contact

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