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Ready, Set, Race! Bay Path’s Carpe Diem Dash is (Virtually) Back!

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Longmeadow, MA —  Calling all runners, walkers, and cyclists! Bay Path’s Carpe Diem Dash has returned for 2020 and is now offering three innovative ways for participants to make a difference in the lives of Bay Path students.

Whether around the corner or across the globe, participants can choose to run or walk a 5k, bike a 20k, or track steps to beat their personal step goal at any time from November 2 - 14, at a location of their choice (treadmills and stationary bikes included!). Create a team of classmates spread across the country, run in memory of a Bay Path alumna, or sign up with friends and family - the possibilities are endless! Upon completion, participants can share their time and distance details.

All registration fees will benefit student scholarships and will be used to help Bay Path students cross their own finish line - graduating with a college degree. “The Carpe Diem Dash is a fun way for friends of the University to shake out some of that extra quarantine energy while supporting our students,” shared Allison Gearing-Kallil, Bay Path’s Vice President for Development and Planned Giving. “This year has been challenging for our students, and it’s critical that we not only support them but that our students know there is a community behind them rallying for their success.”

The 2020 Virtual Carpe Diem Dash is sponsored by  Health New England, St. Germain, Advance Manufacturing, Florence Bank, and People's Bank. Registration is open now and will continue through November 14th. All are invited to join, and a special discount for alumni, current students, and children under 12 will be automatically applied during checkout. Carpe Diem Dash tee-shirts are available free to registrants, in limited quantities, and while supplies last. For more information and to register, please visit

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 40 graduate programs for women and men, including doctoral degrees; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations.  Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.