Brittany Zimmermann run set for Sept. 29

2008 homicide case remains unsolved

The annual run to raise awareness about Brittany Zimmermann’s unsolved homicide is changing locations.

The 21-year-old was strangled and stabbed after someone forced open a door to her apartment building in April 2008.

The third annual Brittany Run Sept. 29 benefits a fund that helps law enforcement solve crimes by offering money for information leading to arrests. It was previously called the Brittany Zimmermann 5K Run/Walk.

In the first two years, the event started at Library Mall and Memorial Union, but due to construction projects the route was relocated to go along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path next to Lake Mendota.

Zimmermann’s parents plan to greet participants as they cross the finish line.

Officials also hope the event will promote crime prevention throughout the area.