WILBURTON, OK (Oct. 17, 2018) – Get your running shoes laced up and get ready for Eastern Oklahoma State College’s third annual Mountaineer 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. in downtown Wilburton. This year’s event will also feature a 1-Mile Fun Run.
The races are part of Eastern’s 2018 Homecoming festivities and are being hosted by the Eastern Alumni Association. All age groups are encouraged to participate by running or walking.
Pre-registration is open now through Oct. 29 and guarantees a race T-shirt. Pre-registration costs $30 for adults or $25 for Eastern students and students K-12.
Late and on-site registration will cost $35 with T-shirts available on a first come, first served basis. All race proceeds will benefit the Eastern Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Participants will meet on the west side of the former Corner Café located at the intersection of Main St. and Central Ave.
The course was measured by Ken Hardwick and has been certified by USA Track and Field (USATF). It follows the shortest possible route over the roadway starting south from the intersection of Pacific Ave. and Central Ave., east along Ash Ave., north on SE 6th St., east on Rock Island Ave., curves southeast, west, then straight south along Pleasant Hill Rd. to the gate before the bridge, and back to the starting point.
This year’s runs are registered with the Choctaw Nation’s Promoting Active Communities Everywhere (PACE) program. The initiative promotes the importance of regular physical activity through running or walking and is free and open to the public. Applicants need only to reside in the Choctaw Nation service area to be eligible. Members are sponsored for a designated number of PACE-approved walks/runs throughout the year. PACE registrations are also due by Oct. 29.
Elite Race Company will provide accurate run-times by using the IPICO chip timing system. The system uses small tracking chips which are placed in a disposable bib ring. Medallions will be awarded to the top three finishers in multiple age categories and the first overall male and female participant will receive a plaque.
Visit eosc.edu/homecoming to download a registration form and for more details about Eastern’s 2018 Homecoming week.
For more information on the Choctaw Nation’s PACE program, including an application form and race registration form, visit cnhsa.com and search for PACE.