May 15, 2008
08-093

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Shawn Phippen Campus Recreation Assistant Director 229-245-4307sphippen@valdosta.edu

VSU to Host Third Annual Centennial 5K Run

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University will host the third annual Centennial 5K Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in front of West Hall on main campus.

The annual event began in 2006 as part of Valdosta State University’s Centennial Celebration and features a 3.1-mile course that proceeds around the perimeter of the main campus. Sponsored by the VSU Centennial Steering Committee, VSU Campus Recreation, the VSU Wellness Committee and Get Active, the event promotes healthy living and staying active, while giving the participants the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of VSU campus.

Awards will be presented to the first through third place winners for both male and female categories and additional prizes will be raffled off via random drawing after completion of the race. All participants will receive an official Centennial 5K Fun Run/Walk t-shirt.

Entry fees are $10 for VSU students and $12 for all other participants until Aug. 20, after which point pre-registration will not accepted. Registration begins at 6:15 a.m. on race day and all participants will pay $20. Teams with up to 10 members can take advantage of a discounted rate of $75. Each additional member will pay the individual rate.

Participants can pre-register by mailing a check (payable to the VSU Foundation, Inc.) and a completed entry form, c/o Shawn Phippen, to VSU Centennial 5K Fun Run/Walk, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698. Entry forms are located at Get Active and online at www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness .