August 10, 2011
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Sixth Annual 5K Community Fun Run/Walk

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will jumpstart another school year with the 6th annual VSU Community Fun Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Hosted by VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness Committee, the event is designed to encourage community building and promote healthy lifestyles.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. in front of West Hall on Patterson Street, where the race will start and finish after circling around the perimeter of main campus. Student Health Center staff and EMS representatives will be on location to ensure participant safety.

Age categories for participants include 30 and under, 31-50 and 50 and over. First through third place winners in male and female categories will receive prizes. There will also be a random prize drawing after the race.

Registration is $12 for students and $15 for all other participants who sign up in advance. Same day registration is $20 for everyone.

To download an event flyer or registration form, visit the Campus Wellness website at http://www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness/ . Checks for registration should be made payable to VSU Foundation. Registration forms and checks can be sent to: VSU Community5K Fun Run/Walk (c/o Shawn Pippen), Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga. 31698. Participants can also register at the VSU Student Recreation Center on Sustella Avenue.

For more information, e-mail Shawn Phippen at sphippen@valdosta.edu or call him at (229) 245-4307.