'Run Clayton State' 5K Run/Walk

ORROW, GA – The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”

The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, February 9th and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.

Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.

In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by men’s game at 5:30 p.m.

The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after February 6th to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1st.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.

The Clayton State Laker Club is the fundraising arm of Clayton State Athletics. Its mission is to support more than 150 student-athletes and their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.

For race sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Gid Rowell, Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations, at (678) 466-4681 or by email at gidrowell@clayton.edu.


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