25th Annual Run for UWG Approaches

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The recent crisp, cool weather is perfect for runners and they have an opportunity to participate in the University of West Georgia’s 25th Annual Run for UWG next Thursday evening, Oct. 7, on the Carrollton campus. The event, sponsored by Community and Southern Bank, includes a 5K race, a one-mile fun run/walk, and a tot trot for small children.

Race day registration starts at 4 p.m. in front of the University Community Center. The Tot Trot (ages 2-6) starts at 5:15, with the one-mile Fun Run at 5:45. The 5K gets underway at 6:15 p.m. Awards for the 5K runners with best times in 14 age divisions, as well as overall winners, will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom following the race.

“This is an annual tradition that draws runners from around the region and into Atlanta, including a number of high school cross country teams” says Frank Pritchett, associate executive director of alumni relations and annual giving. “All proceeds directly support student scholarships at West Georgia.”

This winner of this year’s t-shirt design contest was Teresa Pyron and features runners in a fall setting.

Registration forms are available online. For more information, contact the UWG Alumni House at 678-839-6582.