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Annual Blazer Dash 5k Is Here!

Written By: Alex Tostado

The 9th annual Blazer Dash 5K is happening Saturday in front of the Student Recreation Center.

The race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

VSU’s Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness host the event to encourage community building as well as promote healthy lifestyles. The Student Recreation Center encourages all ages and levels of participation, including walkers.

The race costs $20 for regular registration, but pre-registering with a group of 10 or more people offers a special $15 group rate. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and is $25. Those who do not wish to participate may register as a “ghost runner” for $15 and only receive the t-shirt. On Friday, from 3-6 p.m., pre-check-in and registration takes place in front of the Student Recreation Center. Students, faculty, and staff may use FLEX to pay at this time. To register online, visit runsignup.com

Awards will be given out to the overall male and female winner, as well as the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 13-17, 18-29, 30-49, and 50+. Awards are also given out to one overall boy and girl winner for ages 12 and under. Random prize drawings will be held as well, giving out prizes such as a $100 Publix gift card, $50 cards for Academy Sports and Sam’s, three $10 Cheddar cards, two Gander Mountain sports bags, and 2-day passes for Wild Adventures.

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