by Bob Kent, Mustangs Athletics
Mark your calendars and register now for The 2014 Mustang 5K Run Strides for Student-Athletes and Fitness Walk on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Mustang Fund which provides additional financial support for our deserving and talented student-athletes.
Hosted by the Montgomery County Community College Athletic Department and Exercise Science and Wellness students, the event will take place on the grounds of our beautiful Central Campus at 340 DeKalb Pike, in Blue Bell. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the race/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The course consists of flat pathways around the College’s beautiful Central Campus.
But this is no ordinary 5K Run. It’s a celebration, as this year’s 60’s theme will help to celebrate the College’s 50th Anniversary. Join us for a 5K Run that includes 60’s music and games. After the Race you will enjoy trivia, giveaways, and prizes, including “trophies” for the best costume. Come dressed to represent your favorite time in the 60’s.
The Mustang 5K is chip timed by Run the Day for the serious runner but is also tailored to suit runners of all levels. Note, you are not required to wear a costume; but it will add some fun and excitement to the day.
Register now! Entry fees are $25 for general registrants, $15 for students and $5 for children, 12 years and younger. Entry fees increase for walk-up registrations on Nov. 1. As an incentive, t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants or runners registered by Oct. 17.
Sponsorship opportunities are available through Oct. 17. Sponsors’ names and/or corporate logos will be prominently displayed on race materials. Anyone interested in sponsorship or even donating items for the event should click here for more info.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place overall male and female winners. Awards will also be presented to the top runners in several categories, including male/female age groups.
Join the 2014 Mustang 5K Run Strides for Student-Athletes and Fitness Walk and help to celebrate the College’s 50th Anniversary while raising funds for our student-athletes!