Glowing for a Cure Run & Walk Set Thursday at SWOSU

Race day for the Glowing for a Cure 5K&1 Mile Run/Walk at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is rapidly approaching, and a large crowd of participants is expected for the Thursday, March 31, evening event on the Weatherford campus.

The 1 mile walk begins at 7 p.m. and the 5K run begins at 8 p.m. at the SWOSU clock tower. Thirteen booths will be set up from 5-7 p.m. for people to enjoy and raise money/awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Event organizers said some streets in the SWOSU campus area will be affected and parking is encouraged at the football stadium as well as areas just east and south of the campus. Faculty sponsor Dr. Lisa Appeddu said milk jugs with glow sticks will be placed around the race routes and area residents are welcome to turn on porch lights to help light the path.

Area residents can register online by going to www.swosu.edu and then to the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy fraternity page or register from 5-6:30 on Thursday in the Memorial Student Center. The 5K fee is $50 and 1 mile walk is $25.

Medals will be awarded to the top three female and male finishers in the 5K. There will also be awards presented to participants and volunteers for most spirited and other fun categories.

There will be a variety of door prizes, goodie bags, and giveaways throughout the evening. Interactive booths and games will be hosted by SWOSU organizations and other volunteers including AAUW student branch, Banc First, Kappa Epsilon, SWOSU-SON, Phi Delta Chi, Kappa Psi, APhA-ASP, OSHP, Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, Collegiate Activities Board, Computer Club, Juice Plus and Eta Iota Sigma. Some of the booth activities include head bands with silver cancer ribbons, glow light sabers, glow body decorations, glow games, health screenings and more.

For more information please call or text 405-305-4285, email SWOSU5K@student.swosu.edu or check out the Facebook page: Glowing4aCancerCure.

Glow Run Routes

1 mile fun walk - pink star indicates the SWOSU clocktower

Route starts at SWOSU Clocktower going South. Go West on College Avenue, turn at 8th St go northwest, turn North by Pioneer Cellular Event Center and around Milam Stadium, Turn east at Rock Building and walk following sidewalk in front of Education Building, Administration Building, Science Building and continue east to N. State Street and turn Right going South, turn right at College Ave heading West, turn right on Custer (north) to Finish line at SWOSU Clocktower.

5K route - pink star indicates the SWOSU clocktower

Route starts at SWOSU Clocktower going South. Turn right (West) on Franklin Ave, Turn right (North) on 7th toward Milam Stadium. Enter Milam Stadium and go around the track, at southwest corner (Rock Building) turn left (east) toward Education Building. Turn left Northeast toward Parker Hall and north in front of Parker Hall to Davis Road, turn right (East) down Davis Road. Turn left(North at Fine Arts Center and continue past Physical Plant, Turn right (East) on E. University Drive, Turn Right on Caddo (South), Turn Right (West) on Davis Road, Turn left (South) on N. Bradley Street, Turn Right (West) at College Ave, Turn Right on State around Campus circle toward Broadway, Turn left (East) on College to finish line.