Ambulance Chase 5K raises over $5,000 to support Wayne Law’s Public Interest Law Fund

DETROIT – Wayne Law’s Student Board of Governors raised $5,425 as part of its 2022 Ambulance Chase 5K to support the Wayne Law Public Interest Law Fund (PILF). PILF provides financial support to Wayne Law students pursuing opportunities with public interest-focused organizations.

“Many of these positions are unpaid or low-paying, so the PILF eases the financial burdens these students face to get valuable experience and help others in the community,” said Andrew Nurmi, a rising 3L student, and secretary of the Student Board of Governors.

First place finisher Zack Thomas, a 2L student at Wayne Law, poses in front a finish line banner
First place finisher Zack Thomas, a 2L student at Wayne Law.

More than 100 people participated in the Ambulance Chase 5K on April 2, which took place on Wayne State University’s campus in Detroit. The first-place finisher was Zack Thomas, a 2L student who came in with a 16:50 5K time.

The Student Board of Governors brought back the Ambulance Chase 5K after a multi-year hiatus. Medals were awarded to nine top-placing finishers from student, alumni, and faculty and staff categories.

“It was an incredible event, made possible by incredible contributions from our sponsors and our participants, as well as the helping hands of so many members of our Student Board of Governors,” Nurmi added. “I'd like to especially thank our SBG President, Lindsey LaForest, who was instrumental in bringing this event to life.”

Participants pose in front of a HART EMS Ambulance
Participants pose in front of a HART EMS Ambulance.

The presenting sponsor was Michigan law firm Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, which donated $2,000 to support PILF.

Other sponsors included:

  • Wade Fink Law
  • Ebbco, Inc.
  • Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
  • Kaplan Bar Prep
  • Lumberg, Freeman, Gleeson, Hicks & Khalil, PLC
  • Blume Law
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Epic Refrigeration
  • Mindell Law
  • Westlaw
  • Lexis
  • Ian James Kierpaul, P.C.

Hart EMS also provided several hours of EMS services and an ambulance to kick off the race with a real “ambulance chase.”

Runners pose in front of Wayne State University Law School building in front of a sign that reads, Welcome to the 2022 Ambulance Chase 5K presented by Kitch Attorneys & Counselors
Participants pose in front of Wayne State University Law School during the Ambulance Chase 5K, presented by the Student Board of Governors and Kitch Attorneys & Counselors.


Contact: Nikki Taylor-Vargo

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