Apr. 7, 2011
The Shawnee State Spring 5k Bear Run, the 32nd Bear Run in school history, is set for Wednesday, April 20 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.
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, April 19 at noon.
"We had a record-breaking 914 finishers last fall," said Eric Putnam, race coordinator and head coach of SSU's Men's and Women's Cross Country track teams.
This race is one of a series of races called the Ohio Grand Prix. For more information on the Ohio Grand Prix, go to www.runohio.com.
In conjunction with the Spring Bear Run, the SSU Women's Center is having a "Breast Cancer Awareness" event. The Women's Center will provide a free breast cancer awareness T-shirt for participants who sign up to wear the T-shirt on race day.
To participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness event, e-mail Barbara Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your T-shirt size. Participants in the Breast Cancer Awareness event must also fill out the regular Bear Run participation form.
All participants will receive a SSU Spring 5K Bear Run Road Race T-shirt and are eligible to win one of the 120 medals in a wide range of category awards. The SSU Development Foundation provides funds for the Bear Run medals.
For more information, contact the Shawnee State University Athletic Department at (740) 351-3285 or (740) 351-3313. To register online, go to http://www.shawnee.edu/off/athl/bearrun/registration.html.