SWOSU 5K Run & Walk Planned to Benefit the Fight Against Cancer


The sixth annual SWOSU Gold Tough Enough to Wear Pink 5K Classic Run/Walk is set for Saturday, March 30, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event planned for April 19-20 on the SWOSU campus.

Emily Hickey, 5K event chair, said runners/walkers can register for the race at signmeup.com or in the office of the SWOSU Dean of Students, Stafford Center 214. Entry fee is $35 if pre-registration is completed; entry fee is $50 if done on the day of the race.  The first 300 participants to register will receive a complimentary gift bag on race day. 

The USATF certified and timed run/walk begins at the SWOSU Clock Tower 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.

A brunch will be served free of charge to all runners and volunteers immediately after the race.  All others are welcome to dine for $5.

For more information, please contact Hickey at 580.774.3767.