West Virginia State University Homecoming 5K Run/Walk Set For Saturday, Sept. 24

9/7/2016
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
kosborne@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Sept. 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Homecoming 5K Run/Walk Set For Saturday, Sept. 24

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The fifth annual West Virginia State University (WVSU) Homecoming 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. on the plaza of the James C. Wilson University Union.

Register online at TriStateRacer.com. The cost is $20 in advance of the race, and the first 100 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. Registration will also be available on the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. Race day registration is $25.

The Run/Walk will feature the following age divisions; 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60. The top three overall finishers, and top three finishers in each division, will receive an award.

Proceeds will benefit the WVSU Students Matter Most Fund, which assists students with financial need whose scholarships do not cover all of their college expenses.

The annual 5K Run/Walk is part of Homecoming activities at WVSU, which will run Sept 29-Oct. 1. For more information, and a complete schedule of Homecoming events, visit http://connect.wvstateu.edu/homecoming or call (304) 766-3387.

For more information about the 5K Run/Walk, contact WVSU Director of Athletics Nate Burton at (304) 204-4354 or nburton2@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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