May Day 5k run/walk
Mark your calendar for next year!
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Nearly 100 runners and walkers - students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members - ran in and around the Bluffton University campus on a beautiful spring day for the May Day Run of 2018. Proceeds of the run/walk support the Bluffton University Alumni Association which provides professional-readiness programs for Bluffton University students.
All events start and conclude at the Sommer Center
- 7 a.m. check in and walk-up registration begins;
- 8 a.m. START 5k race and Nature Preserve walk
- 9 a.m. trophies and medals
All paved, rural roads. Mile splits. Water along route. 5k distance. Post-race complimentary refreshments and men's and women's locker rooms will be available for all runners.
Deadline and fees will be set next spring for 2019.
- Advance registration by April 20: $20 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
- Registration after April 20: $20 (shirt only while supplies last).
Trophies for the first overall male and female runners. Medallions will be given to the top three finishers in each age group for both males and females. Age groups are 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and over.
Two course choices: 1) A course that winds through the Bluffton University Nature Preserve with some trail hiking. Be prepared for soggy conditions in the event of inclement weather. 2) A stroller-friendly course that incorporates Lions Way Parkview Path leading to the Nature Preserve entrance and beyond.
Advance registration by April 20: $10 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
Registration after April 20: $10 (shirt only while supplies last).