Fourth annual Saluki Kickoff 5K set for September 27

    Saluki Kickoff 5K

    Saluki Kickoff 5K

    July 10, 2014

    Kickoff 5K Registration Form

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Saluki Athletics, in association with The Southern Illinoisan and Woodard Wellness Group, will host the fourth annual Saluki Kickoff 5K race on Sat., Sept. 27 -- which will precede SIU's Family Weekend/Blackout Cancer game vs. Western Illinois at 6 p.m.

    The Saluki Kickoff 5K will give participants a scenic run around the SIU campus with a chance to take in views of the new Saluki Athletics facilities, as well as Campus Lake and other natural features on campus. The race ends in Saluki Stadium, where runners will be able to watch themselves on the video board as they cross the finish line.

    Check-in begins at 7 a.m., with the race set to start at 8 a.m. Runners can register prior to the event at www.thesouthern.com/kickoff or by printing off the attached registration form and sending it to Saluki Athletics. Race Day registration will close at 7:45 a.m. to allow for chip timing crew adjustments. Registration fees for the event are as follows:

    Early Registration
    Individual - $30
    Team (four-person) - $25/person
    Student rate (youth, high school or college) - $25

    Raceday Registration
    Individual - $35
    Team (four-person) - $30/person
    Student rate (youth, high school or college) - $30

    The first 200 runners to sign up are guaranteed to receive an Under Armour Saluki Kickoff 5K T-shirt. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Saluki Tickets for Kids program.