Participants in the 2012 Kickoff 5k
July 25, 2013
By Bill Ford
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois Athletics in association with The Southern Illinoisan and Woodard Wellness Group will host the Third Annual Saluki Kickoff 5k September 28 prior to Saluki football's Family Weekend and Blackout Cancer Game.
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 the other natural features of 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 am to allow for chip timing crew adjustments. Registration fees for the event are as follows:
Individual - $30
Team (four-person) - $25/person
Student rate (youth, high school or college) - $25
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.