May Day four-mile run/walk
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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.
>>> all results PDF
>>> top finishers PDF
Mark your calendar for the 2016 May Day Walk/Run on May 7.
All events start and conclude at the Sommer Center
- 7 a.m. check in and walk-up registration begins;
- 8 a.m. START four-mile race and College Cabin walk
- 9 a.m. START 1/2-mile Family Fun Run
- 9:15 a.m. START Toddler Trot around Copeland Court with J. Denny
- 9:20 a.m. Door prizes, medals and trophies awarded
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.
Registration form (pdf)
Advance registration (by April 17) is $20 with newly designed moisture-wicking shirt or $12 with no shirt. Day of event registration is $15 with no shirt. Shirts available for $15 while supplies last. Fee is subject to change.
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.
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 17) is $13 with newly designed moisture-wicking shirt or $5 with no shirt. Day of event registration is $8 with no shirt. Shirts available for $15 while supplies last.
If you enjoy jogging but are not up for four miles, participate in our family fun run! The half-mile jog through campus is open to all ages, so bring your children! Make it a multi-generational event by inviting grandparents as well. Register between 8-9 a.m. the day of the run. Registration fee is $3 per person. Event begins at the Sommer Center beginning at 9 a.m.
Following the Family Fun Run, we will hold the Toddler Trot. This event is for children five years and younger and will be held inside the Sommer Center. Bluffton's mascot, J. Denny Beaver, will try and keep pace with these youngsters. No registration fee. Sign up between 8-9 a.m. at the Sommer Center. Participation ribbon to all finishers!