Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SLU First Year Program students will take part in Fight Hunger 5K

St. Lawrence University First Year Program students are participating this Sunday in the  GardenShare Fight Hunger 5K.  Each of the First Year colleges (Brown, Campbell, Heaton, Herrick, Holmes, MacAllaster, Romer, Romoda, and Reiff) will send students to run in this event as well as raise money by getting friends and family to sponsor them.  Students interested in participating will have the opportunity to secure sponsorship from family/friends via GardenShare's online fundraising tools and will also collect “spare change” from other students in their residences.  

The college with the top number of participants and the most money raised, will “win” the inter-college competition.  The prize will be a Sergi’s pizza party in a lounge of the residence hall where the winning team lives. 

Fight Hunger 5K Details

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Remington Recreation Trail
Registration Starts at 12:30 pm
Walkers leave @ 1:00 pm
Runners leave @ 1:30 pm
Location:  Remington Recreation Trail, Canton

Best parking will be behind Maplewood and registration will take place in the pavilion between Maplewood and Partridge Knoll.

According to Jenny Hansen, Associate Dean of the First Year Program, "The point of this inter-college competition is not to have the fastest runners/walkers, but rather to inspire lots of our students to participate and raise money to fight food insecurity in the North Country."

There is still time to sign up, if you want to join these students and local residents at the Fight Hunger 5K.  Sign up here!