Students and community members are registering for the seventh annual Emporia State Scholarship Run/Walk next Thursday to help raise money for the university.
“We’ve moved the event to Thursday evening to make it possible for more ESU students and families to be involved in helping us raise scholarship dollars,” said annual giving manager Andrea Fullen. “The annual ESU Scholarship Run/Walk is held in memory of former ESU controller John Blaufuss, who was killed while jogging in 2005.”
Fullen said that Blaufuss was “a dedicated runner” and “dedicated to garnering support for the university.”
The last day to sign up for the event in advance is tomorrow. Participants may also register at the Sauder Alumni Center during business hours, or at the event starting at 4:30 p.m. The price of registration is $25. Fullen said there will also be event T-shirts available in limited quantities for purchase.
The Scholarship Run/Walk will start at the Sauder Alumni Center at 6 p.m. Fullen said that the participants have a choice between a 5 kilometer run or a 2 mile walk over meandering courses through the campus before winding up at the finish line in front of the president’s residence, 522 Highland St.
A childcare service is offered for parents whose children cannot or choose not to participate in the event. Snacks, beverages and activities such as an inflatable obstacle course, beanbag toss and balloon animals will be provided for the kids. There will be a reception following the event for participants, family and friends in the Sauder Alumni Center.