Heather Wolf
coordinator of Student Activities, Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.839

UNK– The 8th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. at Foster Field at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

More than 200 students and community members have already registered for the event. The event is hosted by the Loper Programming and Activities Council.

Registration is free for students who sign up before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9; $10, any time afterwards. The non-student entry fee is $15, if received before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9; $20,  any time afterwards. Those interested may register online at www.unk.edu/fun5k, or call Heather Wolf, UNK student activities coordinator, at 308.865.8523.

“The race begins at Foster Field and then heads east on University Drive, turns south on Ninth Avenue, west on 25th Street, curves back around University Drive to Ninth Avenue and ends on Foster Field,” Wolf said.

Prizes donated from local sponsors and a medal will be awarded for first, second and third place. Registration fees collected will go toward the Student Leader Scholarship fund.

“The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student leader,” Wolf said.

Last year, the 5K Fun Run/Walk had more than 400 race participants, 12 business sponsors and raised more than $2,500.

Those who wish to sponsor the event may do so by contacting Wolf at 308.865.8523 or wolfhn@unk.edu with a $100 monetary cash donation or by donating $100 worth of merchandise or gift certificates.

This year the sponsors are Just for Ladies, Kearney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine/First SurgiCenter, Valentino’s, Big O Tires, Best Western Mid NE Inn and Suites, Credit Management, Kearney Family YMCA, Wells Fargo Advisors, Computer Hardware, Kearney Realty, Sonic Drive-In, Eaton’s Corporation and Eustis Body Shop.