July 23, 2012
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Sara Lynn McCall Graduate Assistant

Seventh Annual VSU 5K Fun Run/Walk

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will kick off another school year with the seventh annual VSU Community Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Hosted by VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness Committee, the event is designed to encourage community building and promote healthy lifestyles.

Race day registration begins at 6 a.m., and course markers will be positioned to provide directions on the day of the race. The race will start at the West Hall fountain on Valdosta State University’s main campus and proceed around the perimeter of main campus. The total course length is 5K (3.1 miles).

A first place award will be given out to a men’s and women’s division for the following categories: ages 13-17, ages 18-29, ages 30-50 and age 51 & up. Random prize drawings will be awarded, and there will also be one overall winner for an age 12 & under category.

Registration is $12 for students and $15 for all other participants who sign up by 3 p.m. on Aug. 24. Same day registration is $20 for everyone. All paid participants will receive a T-shirt. Please register by August 24 to get sizing preference.

This year’s theme is "Blazer Pride" so show your school pride and wear red and black. Mail or bring checks to Campus Recreation (payable to VSU foundation), care of Shawn Phippen, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698.

For more information about the race, contact Campus Recreation at 222-333-5898 or Campus Wellness at 229-259-5105. To register, please visit www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness/documents/registrationform.pdf.