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OHIO’s Campus Recreation to host third annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk


ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 6, 2019)  – Kick start Homecoming festivities by participating in the third annual OHIO  Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk, organized by Ohio University’s Campus Recreation, at 8 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Ohio University Golf Course.

Open to all experience levels, the run starts at the golf course and takes students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members down the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.  The entire course will be paved, so it will be accessible for participants with wheelchairs or strollers.

Early registration is open now through Sept. 29 and costs $15 for OHIO students, $20 for OHIO faculty, staff, alumni, and $25 for Athens community members. Registration costs increase by $5 after Sept. 30, and registration closes Oct. 12. Participants who register early will receive a free Homecoming 5K T-shirt.

Proceeds from the event go toward the Rita LaValley Student Support fund, which provides opportunities for student scholarships and professional development funding.

For more information about the Homecoming 5K and a full schedule of Homecoming festivities, visit  www.ohio.edu/homecoming.


Contact:  Emma Clark, Reservation and Events Coordinator at  clarke4@ohio.edu  or 740-593-0109. Or Samantha Pelham, media relations specialist, at  pelham@ohio.edu  or 740-597-1939.  Visit OHIO's  official media page  for the latest University news and updates, or follow us on Twitter  @ohioumedia

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Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity. Visit  www.ohio.edu  for more information.