Campus on the Run
March 30, 2013
Campus on the Run
is an annual 5k (3.1mile) fun-run race, co-sponsored by the CCE and University Recreation. All event proceeds go to a local community service in need of donations. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and family members, six years and older, are welcome to participate in this great event! Both runners and walkers are encouraged to participate, although current varsity cross-country or track athletes are not eligible for this event. Male and female divisions include age groups 6-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, and 55+. Training is available through the SRC to help prepare you for race day here
. We hope to see you at this great event!
16th Annual Campus on the Run 2013
The 2013 Campus on the Run will take place on March 30, 2013. Registration can be completed online or in person at the SRC or Smith 101. If you register before March 12, the registration fee will be $14 for SRC members and $17 for non-members and $8 for SRC member youth and $12 for non-member youth. Adults who register early will get a Campus on the Run t-shirt! Interested individuals will still be able to register after March 12 up to the day of the race in person, although the registration cost increases to $23 and a t-shirt is not guaranteed.
On the day of the race, check in will take place 8:15-9:15 AM at the SRC Court 1, and the fun run will officially begin at 9:30 AM. Click here for more information. Help us make this event fun by participating!
2013 Nonprofit Proceeds Recipient
The 2013 nonprofit selected to receive the proceeds from the Campus on the Run event is the Community Action Center Edible Landscape Pilot Program. Community Action Center (CAC) is a primary source of services, support and referrals for the more than 5,000 people living in poverty in Whitman County. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, CAC offers emergency assistance, family development and affordable housing services. This program's efforts move families and individuals into self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles.
Beginning in Spring 2013, CAC is undertaking a 3-year pilot program to develop edible landscapes at their 11 properties throughout Whitman County to increase the provision of fresh fruits and vegetables for customers in need of food assistance. According to the Food Bank’s 2012 fiscal year statistics report, an average of 580 customers per month are served. The Food Bank estimates fresh produce is available only 40% of the time during the Palouse growing season. Based on surveys completed by Food Bank customers, 90% indicated additional fresh produce was needed in their family’s diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables have become a luxury item for tight budgets and food stamps only stretch so far. The Edible Landscape Program will help CAC suppliment the diets of their clients with fresh produce and develop a self-sufficient program to provide these much needed food items.