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September 6, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

President's Scholarship Run/Walk now accepting online registrations

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Potential runners have three weeks to get in condition for Slippery Rock University's second annual President's Scholarship Fun 5k Run/2k Walk.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m., Sept. 28 from the Aebersold Student Recreation Center.

The event originated last year as part of SRU President Cheryl Norton inaugural activities. The idea was to create a scholarship event on campus that would also promote exercise and wellness among the campus community. All proceeds go to undergraduate research scholarships at SRU.

Participants can chose either the 5k road race or a 2k walk and register online at: Registrations will also be accepted from 7:30-8:45 a.m. race day.

President Norton, an avid physical fitness proponent, will address the runners/walkers, before joining the event.

SRU students can register for $12, which includes a T-shirt. The non-resident fee, also including a T-shirt, is $20. Participants must register by Sept. 28 to ensure receiving a race T-shirt. A limited number of extra shirts will be available to late-registrants while supply lasts.

Both the 5k and the 2k courses are entirely on campus roads and will be well marked and lined with volunteers from the SRU cross country and track and field teams.

The race will start and finish in the same location. All runners will be provided water at the finish line. Other entertainment will be provided along with a post-race awards ceremony.

The top prize for the first overall male and female finishers is a $100 heart-rate monitor. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers, the top male and top female SRU students, the top male and female non-SRU students and the top male and female runners over age 55. All race prizes are valued at $20 or more.

In addition, all participants will be entered into a drawing for a heart rate monitor.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.