5K Fun Run
9 a.m. Nov. 29
Looking to run off some of your Thanksgiving dinner? Then the Agronomy Club’s Nov. 29 5K might be the event for you.
The club will host its first-ever 5K Fun Run which will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K will start and finish at Colorado State University’s Oval, and proceeds will support the Agronomy Club’s professional development activities as well as the group’s philanthropic endeavors which include supporting a family during the holiday season through the Adopt-a-Family program.
“This is our inaugural race,” said Kathryn Rocha, treasurer of the Agronomy Club. “We hope to get a decent crowd in our first year and then build up word-of-mouth for next year’s run. The race will help support our club members who we send to our national convention every year and will help us purchase holiday gifts for a local family.”
Participants can register at the website. Early registration is $25 and increases to $30 from Nov. 25 through race day. Paid registration includes a commemorative event t-shirt. Racers younger than 12 years old can run for free.
“This is precisely the kind of community engagement activity that we encourage our students to participate in,” said Mark Brick, acting head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. “The race will help them connect with the campus and Fort Collins communities and is a tangible example of the kind of outreach that our university is known for.”
The race has two levels of sponsors: gold ($150 or greater) and silver ($75). Gold level sponsors include Mycogen Seed, Stubbs Farms, and Premier Farm Credit. Silver level sponsors are: Dakota RV Storage; Bank of Colorado; JT Farms; Homeland; Urban Gardening Systems; and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.