Alumni (and Faculty/Staff)

5K Run (or Walk): May 16

The 20th Annual Alumni Run/Walk on Saturday, May 16, 1998, is sponsored by the University's Alumni Society and the Department of Recreation, for Penn affiliates of all ages. It is a 5,000 meter (3.1 miles) race and walk which winds through Penn's campus beginning at 9 a.m.; the start and finish is at Superblock, 39th and Locust Walk. An awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the registration area in Superblock. Awards will be presented to the top 10 male and female runners, the top 3 finishers in each of the categories listed below. There will be no duplication of awards, except in the case of placing as one of the 10 Top Overall male and female runners. Each participant must choose only one category.

Dressing and shower facilities will be available between 7:30 a.m. and noon in Gimbel Gym. Identification required (PENNCard or valid drivers license) for entry to facility. Participants must bring their own lock and towel.

Race results will be available to all participants at the conclusion of the race or visit the web site: Participants can enjoy a video replay of their finish during the post race festivities which will include light refreshments.

Awards: 5K Run--1st overall male/female; top 10 male/female; top 3 finishers for each class year male/female; top 3 finishers faculty/staff age groups male/female; top 10 finishers for spouses male/female; top 10 finishers for children. 5K Walk--Top 20 male or female walkers (walkers are not eligible for running awards).

Entry Fee: $12-pre-registered by May 11th; $15-race day registration.Official entry forms are available at Gimbel and Hutchinson Gyms.

Pre-Registration: By mail (postmarked by May 11th) to 20th Annual Alumni Run/Walk, c/o Department of Recreation, Hutchinson Gym, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6319.

Make checks payable to: Trustees, University of Pennsylvania. Mail-in entrants may pick up race number on day of race at "Pre-Registration" table.

Commemorative "1998 20th Annual Alumni Run/Walk" t-shirts will be given out on race day to all pre-registered entrants. Entrants who register on race day are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 32, May 5, 1998