May Day 5k/walk

Friends at the 2017 May Day Run

2020 May Day Run cancelled

Mark your calendar for the 2021 5k run or Campus Walk on May 8, 2021.

Proceeds of the 5k/walk support the Bluffton University Alumni Association which provides professional-readiness programs for Bluffton University students.

All events start and conclude at Sommer Center.

  • 7 a.m. - check in and walk-up registration begins inside Sommer Center
  • 8 a.m. - START 5k race and Campus walk 
  • 8:45 a.m. - cool down yoga provided by the Bluffton Family Recreation Center
  • 9 a.m. - award ceremony

May Day 5k:

A new route, featuring parts of campus, the village and the Nature Preserve. Mile splits. Water along route. 5k distance. Post-race complimentary refreshments and men's and women's locker rooms will be available for all runners. The 5k finish line will be at Sommer Center. Refreshments will be available, and awards presented in the lobby of Sommer Center.

Online registration form

Fees:

  • Advance registration by April 17: $20 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
  • Registration after April 17: $20 (shirt only while supplies last).

 

Bluffton Family Recreation
Bluffton Family Recreation is the Award Sponsor for this year's
May Day 5k and Campus Walk.

Awards: 
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. 

The following are the overall results from the 2019 May Day 5k!

18:55 1 Jacob Litwiller
20:33 2 Dave Essinger
20:41 3 Theo Andreas
21:00 4 Ben Hartzler
21:08 5 Brendon Matthews
21:19 6 Brian Elwell
21:58 7 Steve Borgo
22:08 8 Nick Kimmel
22:19 9 Dennis Aurand
22:31 10 Nathan Beasley
22:36 11 Mike Dickerson
22:45 12 Jennifer Thompson
22:46 13 Michael Short
23:01 14 Taylor Aurand
23:32 15 Brent Schroeder
23:35 16 Juan Alfredo
23:44 17 Alice Essinger
23:45 18 Greg Hervon
24:09:00 19 Tom Downey
24:15:00 20 Neil Hauenstein
24:30:00 21 Rachel Mummert
25:15:00 22 Lamar Nisly
25:19:00 23 Kiera Suffel
25:20:00 24 Ryan Baightel
25:33:00 25 Ella Armstrong
25:55:00 26 Jared Lehman
26:02:00 27 Adam Armstrong
26:17:00 28 Doug Watson
26:22:00 29 Ethan Williams
26:31:00 30 Karen Brandt
26:34:00 31 Josh Burkholder
26:25:00 32 Kevin Nickel
26:58:00 33 Dave Oman
27:12:00 34 Jason Summers
27:23:00 35 Keaton Halker
27:39:00 36 Seth Burkholder
27:40:00 37 Kevin King
27:43:00 39 Julianne Burkholder
27:46:00 40 Rebecca Hunter
27:50:00 41 June Essinger
27:51:00 42 Levin Essinger
27:55:00 43 Reese Halker
27:57.2 44 Rachel Skilliter
27:57.8 45 Katie Kuntz-Wineland
28:13:00 46 Mike DeVita
28:14:00 47 Patrick Plikerd
28:15:00 48 Amy Byers
28:41:00 49 Jennifer Benroth
28:46:00 50 Adam Fritsch
28:52:00 51 Kenny Yoakam
29:14:00 52 Brittany Howe
29:15:00 53 Amairi Painter
29:21:00 54 Dave Smith
29:28:00 55 Julia Smith
29:29:00 56 Elayna Will
29:30:00 57 Jenna Kimmel
29:37.1 58 Lauren Beasley
29:37.6 59 Sarah Perkins
29:39:00 60 Jason Kerns
29:40:00 61 Mitchel Huffman
29:51:00 62 April Dorman
29:57:00 63 Marvin Hall
30:13:00 64 Justin Neufeld Weaver
30:34:00 65 Kat Luginbuhl
30:35:00 66 Blythe Lieb
30:39:00 67 Ann Rader
31:36:00 68 Zoe Keckler
31:44:00 69 Cathy Yoakam
31:45:00 70 Carrie Phillips
32:35:00 71 Janet Jones
32:48:00 72 Jennifer Van Horn
32:51:00 73 Leah Schroeder
33:38:00 74 Bob Bertrand
35:36:00 75 Abby Gottfried
35:52:00 76 Rita Dietrich
36:34:00 77 Alison King
36:43:00 78 Adrienne Gossard
38:39:00 79 Toni McKean
39:20:00 80 Cinnamon George
39:32:00 81 Deb Ehlers
41:18:00 82 April Bullinger
42:45:00 83 Josie Myers
42:46:00 84 Ruth Myers
42:58:00 86 Betsi Werling
43:39:00 87 Deb Niswander

Campus Walk:

A stroller-friendly course that incorporates distinct parts of campus and the Lions Way Bentley Road Pathway leading to the Emory Sears Athletic Complex. The course begins and ends at Sommer Center.

Advance registration by April 17:  $10 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
Registration after April 17:  $10 (shirt only while supplies last). 

Online registration form

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