August 11, 2010
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Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

5th Annual Community 5K Fun Run/Walk

 

VALDOSTA -- Lace up those athletic shoes for the 5th Annual VSU Community 5K Fun Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.

 Valdosta State University's Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness Committee, in conjunction with Get Active, are sponsoring the event designed to encourage community building and to 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. Farber Health Center staff and EMS representatives will be on location to ensure participant safety.

First place finishes will receive prizes, and all participants will be entered into raffles for a range of items. T-Shirts are included with the entry fee -- $12 for students and $15 for all others. Register the morning of the race for $20.

Download registration forms off of the Campus Wellness website at http://www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness/ . Forms may be returned to Get Active, or to Shawn Phippen, assistant director of fitness, facilities and aquatics at the Student Recreation Center. Make checks payable to VSU Foundation, and send care of Shawn Phippen to VSU Community5K Fun Run/Walk, Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga. 31698.

For more information, go to www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness/ or e-mail Phippen, at sphippen@valdosta.edu or call him at (229) 245-4307.