Need to get back into “running shape” or just want to have a good time with your friends? You are in luck because next Saturday, October 15, both Cooper and Glimmerglass fitness centers will host a 5k run called The Great Pumpkin Run. This race is to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, people, and resources, to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. In the United States, there are more 15-million children in this country who are at the risk of hunger.
“In previous years, this race has donated money to the Susan G. Komen foundation for Breast Cancer”, said Sarah DeGeorge, a Graduate Assistant for Oswego Fitness Centers. “This year we wanted to donate to Blessings in a Backpack because the proceeds will impact the local Oswego community.”
This 5k can be done as either a run or walk. The course starts and ends just outside of Hart Hall. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the race which includes best costume, the most participants from a club/organization/Resident Hall floor and many more. Trophies are awarded for those who have the top 3 finishing times (both men and women). Also, Cider, donuts and pumpkin decorating are included after the race.
Students can register at either Cooper or Glimmerglass Fitness Centers now until October 15 for five dollars. To those that did not register beforehand, from 12:30pm to 1:15pm, there will be a table outside of Marano Campus Center to register right before the race.
So if you have nothing going on for October 15, come out and walk or run for a great cause.