May Day four-mile run/walk

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Plans are being made for the 2018 May Day Four-Mile Run on Saturday, May 5. Last year nearly 100 runners and walkers - students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members - ran the 4-mile course in and around the Bluffton University campus on a beautiful spring day. Proceeds of the run/walk support the Bluffton University Alumni Association which provides professional-readiness programs for Bluffton University students.

All events start and conclude at the Sommer Center


May Day Run:

All paved, rural roads. Mile splits. Water along route. Four-mile distance. Post-race complimentary refreshments and men's and women's locker rooms will be available for all runners.

Online registration form

Advance registration by April 2. Details to come.

Trophies for the first overall male and female runners. Medallions will be given to the top three finishers in each age group for both males and females. Age groups are 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and over.


Nature Preserve Walk:

Two course choices: 1) A course that winds through the Bluffton University Nature Preserve with some trail hiking. Be prepared for mud in the event of inclement weather. 2) A stroller-friendly course that will be on paved roads. A water rest stop is provided at the College Cabin.

Advance registration by April 2. Details to come.