5K to boost fund

Washburn University

TOPEKA – Join Washburn University President Jerry B. Farley in a 5K run through the College Hill neighborhood and onto the Washburn campus, or enjoy a leisurely two-mile campus walk this Saturday, Oct. 3. The run/walk is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on the Washburn campus.

Registration on the morning of the event begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. Children 12 years of age and under are free.

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.

All of the proceeds benefit the Washburn Alumni Scholarship Fund, which has been providing scholarships since 1944.

“In this tough economy, these scholarships mean a lot to ourstudents,” said Susie Hoffmann, director of the Washburn Alumni Association.

For additional information, call (785) 670-1641. To see a map of the run and walk courses, visit


-Press Release