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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

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O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason is this Saturday


Have you signed up for the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason yet? It is not too late! Visit www.OURaceForAReason.com to register. Be a part of the largest charity-based race event in Southeast Ohio. This event features three separate races and allows you to choose your reason to run.  

The details for each event are as follows:

  • Athletes in Action Triathlon (8 a.m.): A short sprint format that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center heading out of town on a challenging 10K bike course before returning to campus to complete the 5K course and finish at Tail Great Park. There is a $200 cash prize for the top student organization relay team.  
  • ROCKY Military Mud Run powered by OU ROTC (9:30 a.m.): A non-traditional 4 mile run starting in the Walter Hall parking lot, then head up to the Army ROTC Challenge course at the Ridges before heading down to the slip-n-slide finish line at Tail Great Park. Only $15.
  • 33rd Annual OU HCOM Medicine Run (5K) presented by Diagnostic Hybrids (9:45 a.m.): A traditional 5K run that will start in the Walter Hall parking lot and finish at Tail Great Park. Only $15.
  • Fitness Fest: Stick around after the race in Tail Great Park for the awards ceremony, awesome prizes, food and refreshments!

To aid in the fundraising effort, $7.50 from each registration fee is donated back to the charity or group indicated on the registration form. Make sure to indicate your organization on the registration form.

Over 550 runners have chosen from 40 different charities and raised over $57,000 for local and national charities. That is only $3,000 away from reaching the goal! The highest fund-raising groups are AMVETS for the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University, Sports Administration for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Athens Catholic Teens, and the Ohio University Club Lacrosse team.

This event is a brought to you by Sports Administration and Athletes in Action. Graduate students and Athletes in Action representatives work throughout the year to plan all aspects of this event including fundraising, operations, marketing, and sponsorships.