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SWOSU 5K Run and Walk Planned March 26 in the Fight Against Cancer

March 2, 2011

SWOSU Gold Tough Enough to Wear Pink 5K Classic Run/Walk  

The SWOSU Gold Tough Enough to Wear Pink 5k Classic Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, March 26, in Weatherford.

Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event planned for April on the SWOSU campus.

The run/walk will begin on March 26 at the Memorial Student Union with registration, number and chip pickup beginning at 7 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m. 

A first prize of $250 in Weatherford Chamber Bucks will be given to the male and female winners. Second and third place winners will receive $200 and $150 in chamber bucks, respectively. There will also be $50 chamber buck prizes for the male and female winner of each age category.

Everyone can register for the race at signmeup.com or in the office of the SWOSU Dean of Students, Stafford Center 214.   A brunch will be served free of charge to all runners and volunteers immediately after the race.  All others are welcome for $5.

The "Tough Enough" pink t-shirts can be purchased from any committee member or in Stafford Center 214. All proceeds for the $12 t-shirts go to the American Cancer Society.

All who register by March 17 will get a pair of the "Tough Enough" sweat pants.  The sweat pants are also on sale in Stafford Center 214.  They can be ordered anytime before March 17 and will be delivered on/after race day.

Sponsors for the event are the SWOSU GOLD Oklahoma National Guard, SWOSU Collegiate Activities Board, SWOSU Residence Life, SWOSU Greek Council, Banc First, Cummins Auto Dealerships, Wrangler, Regeneration PT of Weatherford, Zion Church, Ratcliffe's Bookstore, the Burl David family, Weatherford Walking for Wellness, and the City of Weatherford Hotel/Motel Tax Committee.

Committee members include:  SWOSU students Britnee Goure, Cherry Bowen, Chandra Briggs, Joseph Dube, Corey Jones, Samantha Kumar; Ali Lee, Travis McKenzie, Jamie Rice, Ryan Rennels and Cailyn Russell; SWOSU employees Cindy Dougherty, Brian Becker, Josh Collins, Laurissa Drew, Bradley Jennings, Nelson Perkins, Chad Martin, Sarah Mueggenborg, Zach Saunders, Rouben Tourian and Glen Waggoner; and Cheryl Smith and Krisha Shantz from the American Cancer Society.

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