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
- 7 a.m. check in and walk-up registration begins;
- 8 a.m. START four-mile race and Nature Preserve walk
- 9 a.m. trophies and medals
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.
Advance registration by April 20: $20 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
Registration after April 20: $20 (shirt only while supplies last).
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 soggy conditions in the event of inclement weather. 2) A stroller-friendly course that incorporates Lions Way Parkview Path leading to the Nature Preserve entrance and beyond.
Advance registration by April 20: $10 includes a shirt in your preferred size.
Registration after April 20: $10 (shirt only while supplies last).