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Shade Tree Trot

Apr. 3, 2014, 10:10 AM

Runners and walkers get going under soggy skies as C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., fires the starter pistol to kick off last Saturday’s Shade Tree Trot. (photo by Anne Rayner)

The rain last Saturday morning didn’t dampen spirits at the Shade Tree Trot, which drew more than 650 runners and walkers to the Vanderbilt Campus.

Organized by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students, the 5K race raises crucial funds for the student-run Shade Tree Clinic.

Now in its sixth year, the Trot and associated events represent the clinic’s largest annual fundraising effort.

VUSM students and Shade Tree Trot organizers Elizabeth Berry, left, and Andrew Medvecz, right, present the award for VUSM’s top fundraising college (Chapman College) to Brian Drolet, M.D., and Beth Ann Yakes, M.D. (photo by Anne Rayner)

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