SLCC’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m.
In its third year, the SLCC 5K and 1-mile Fun Run was established to raise funds for student scholarships. SLCC students who register for the race are automatically entered into a drawing for a Finish Line Scholarship. Students must be present to win.
“Last year, we were able to award four, $750 scholarships on race day. With community support, we are hoping to exceed that this year. There’s nothing like seeing the excitement on a student’sface when we award the scholarships after the race,” said Lana Fontenot, SLCC’s associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
Both races will start at Café 329, 329 Dulles Road, and wind around SLCC’s Lafayette Campus through UL Lafayette’s Research Park then loop back to Café 329. Early Bird registration cost for the 5K is $25 and cost for the 1-mile Fun Run is $15. SLCC student prices are $15 and $10 respectively. Prices will increase Sept. 14.
All participants will receive an official race-day t-shirt and ticket for a bowl of gumbo. Dubbed a family-friendly event, kids age 14 and under may participate in the race at half the regular cost. Along with an after-race celebration featuring the Kings of Karaoke, there will also be fun jumps and other kids’ activities.
To register for the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run, visit solacc.edu/5K or call (337) 521-9635 for more information.