1,000 runners expected for 7K race at USI next weekend | Sports & Recreation
The University of Southern Indiana will host the Romain Subaru Run of Luck 7K on March 16, the second in the three-race Romain Subaru Screaming Eagles Running Series.
About 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the event, which will begin at 9 a.m. on USI’s campus. USI sport management students are handling the planning of the event, now in its 13th year. “The value for the students is to give them the opportunity to use the skills they’ve learned in the classroom,” said Dr. Glenna Bower, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport.
The 7K will be followed by the Wee Folk Dash for children and a post-race funfest inside the USI Recreation and Fitness Center. Children ages 2 to 10 will run or walk distances of 50 meters up to a half mile. All child runners will receive medals for participation. The funfest will include free food and giveaways, inflatables, and multiple vendors.
For the Romain Subaru Run of Luck 7K, the top three male and female runners in each of four age groups will be recognized in an awards ceremony following the race. Awards also will be given to best overall male and female and top challenged athlete in each division, as well as best leprechaun costume.
“We’re providing community members with an opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle and come together as a community in a social event,” said Bower.
Registration is available online or the day of the event. The cost for a single race is $20 before March 9 or $25 the day of. The Kids Fun Run series is free. Participants can check in the night before the race from 5 to 8 p.m. or on race day at 7:30 a.m. in the Recreation and Fitness Center.
A new event to the series, the Romain Subaru Spring into Fitness 10K, will be held on April 13. All proceeds from the Romain Subaru Screaming Eagles Running Series will go to the USI Sport Management scholarship fund, professional development opportunities, and future events offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Sport.
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