College Hill hosts run/walk for WU Alumni Association

Washburn Review

Join Jerry B. Farley, WU President, in a 5K run through the College Hill neighborhood and onto the Washburn campus, or enjoy a leisurely two-mile campus walk Saturday, Sept. 18. The run/walk will begin 8:30 a.m. in front of the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

Susie Hoffmann, director of the Washburn Alumni Association, said 100 percent of the net proceeds from the run/walk will go to Alumni Association scholarships.

“This past year, the Alumni Association awarded $36,500 in scholarships to 103 students. The event is a way for us to raise money for scholarships, encourage people to exercise and support

Washburn,” said Hoffmann.

First place medals will be awarded to male and female runners in various age divisions. Refreshments will be provided after the run/walk, and there will be drawings for various prizes.

The cost if pre-registered by Sept. 7 is $15 for walkers and $20 for runners. Children 12 and under are free. The cost for those who register after Sept. 7 or beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the event is $20 for walkers and $25 for runners.

For additional information or to pre-register, contact the Washburn Alumni Association at (785) 670-1641 or visit the Association’s website at