JBU holds in­au­gu­ral 5K Race to ben­e­fit schol­ar­ship fund

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - RECORDS - From Staff Re­ports

John Brown Univer­sity will hold the in­au­gu­ral 5K race, the Glow Run, dur­ing JBU’s Home­com­ing week­end, Fri­day, Oct. 6, at 8:30 p.m. on JBU’s main cam­pus.

The race, start­ing and end­ing by JBU’s iconic 100 Steps, will ben­e­fit JBU’s Schol­ar­ship Fund (JBUSF), which di­rectly in­vests in the lives of more than 500 JBU stu­dents by mak­ing JBU more af­ford­able through need-based schol­ar­ships and work-study po­si­tions.

“Our in­ten­tion for this race is to pro­vide a fun and en­gag­ing en­vi­ron­ment for our alumni, JBU stu­dents and the lo­cal com­mu­nity as they pos­i­tively im­pact cur­rent stu­dents in a tan­gi­ble way,” Brad Edwards, di­rec­tor of alumni and par­ent re­la­tions, said. “By run­ning five kilo­me­ters, com­peti­tors will help to equip JBU stu­dents with the op­por­tu­nity to gain a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to ac­com­plish their ca­reer goals and dreams.”

Gifts to the JBUSF go 100 per­cent to help­ing de­serv­ing stu­dents as they pur­sue a Christ-cen­tered ed­u­ca­tion at JBU. The 2017-2018 goal is to raise $800,000 by June 30, 2018.

The race costs $20 for JBU stu­dents and $25 for non-JBU stu­dents, and in­cludes a T-shirt and a do­na­tion to JBUSF. To reg­is­ter, visit jbu.edu/glowrun/ or reg­is­ter on-site on Fri­day, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

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