Lace up your shoes and grab the leash—the Sixth Annual See Spot Run 5K, a run/walk for participants and their canine friends, is slated for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at MTSU’s Walnut Grove.
All proceeds, including entry fees, admissions and sponsorships, will go toward the MTSU Habitat for Humanity Building Fund.
The MTSU Office of Leadership and Service, which sponsors the event, is working to raise the $60,000 necessary to sponsor another Habitat for Humanity home “blitz build.” A new Habitat homeowner moved into MTSU’s third University-sponsored house last month.
Jackie Victory, director of the office, says the See Spot Run 5K is only one in a series of campus fundraisers designed to generate money for the “blitz build.” Building the home for one of the University’s neighbors is a way for MTSU students to give back to the Murfreesboro community, she explains.
“We’ve solicited a number of sponsors, worked to promote the event on- and off-campus and helped to recruit a number of participants and volunteers for the event,” says Victory.
“See Spot Run is a race unlike any other for the campus and the community. We encourage everyone to come out to enjoy a great event and support an even greater cause.”
This year’s race will feature chip timing for the first time. Participants wear small, lightweight electronic chips to help document running/walking times. As the participants cross over strategically placed electronic mats, their times will be recorded automatically.
On-site registration, which is $25, will open at 6:30 a.m. on race day. To register, go to www.active.com and search for “See Spot Run,” or call 615-898-5812.
— Gina K. Logue (Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu)