August 13, 2008
08-135

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Prepares for Fun Run Aug. 23

VALDOSTA - Get your running shoes ready, because registration is open for the 2008 VSU Centennial 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

More than 60 participants have already signed up for the event in various categories, but during the next few weeks, VSU expects approximately 200 people total to get involved. 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. 


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. 


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 .