Sep. 14, 2011
Every spring and fall since 1995, the Shawnee State University biannual 5K Bear Run has grown and last year, the Fall 2010 Bear Run had a record-breaking year with 942 participants.
The 17th Annual Fall 5K Bear Run this year is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m. The course starts and ends on the SSU campus west at Front Street and is a fast, flat, out and back course by the historic murals and along the Ohio River. Last year 932 people crossed the finish line in the Bear Run.
An awards ceremony follows the run with several hundred medals in a wide range of categories awarded. All participants will receive a SSU Fall 5K Bear Run Road Race T-shirt and are eligible to win one of the medals. The SSU Development Foundation provides funds for the Bear Run medals.
Entry is free for all students, including elementary and secondary students, SSU faculty, staff and family members, alumni and Golden Bears. For the general public, the entry fee is $10.00 for pre-registered runners and $15.00 for race day participants.
Pre-registration will conclude on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon. To register online, go to http://www.ssubears.com/article/33.php.
For more information, contact Eric Putnam, assistant athletic director, at email@example.com or the Shawnee State University Athletic Department at (740) 351-3285 or (740) 351-3313.