Cougar 5K Run/Walk participants stand with St. Xavier University’s cougar mascot during last year’s event. | Supplied Photo
Updated: October 3, 2012 6:03AM
St. Xavier University will host its 12th annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 29. The race begins and ends at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, and will take participants through Evergreen Park.
Pre-registration is $30 for runners/walkers and $25 for St. Xavier students. Race-day registration is $35 for runners/walkers and $30 for St. Xavier students.
This is the first year that a family rate will be offered. It costs $75 for two adults and one child age 17 and younger from the same immediate family. Each additional child is $20. Family rate registration is not available on race day.
Participants will receive a white cotton long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt. Participants who register before Sept. 10 have the option to buy a red long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt instead of the white cotton shirt for an additional $5.
Exclusive Cougar 5K black quarter-zip jackets also are on sale for $25 through the online registration form or in the Shannon Center at the school.
Participants also will receive a ticket to the Homecoming Football game at 6 p.m., where they can watch the defending NAIA National Champion Cougars take on University of St. Francis.
Tickets are available at the gear check area from 7 to 11 a.m. on race day.
The event also will include refreshments, massages, stretching, blood pressure checks, children’s activities, and pictures with St. Xavier’s cougar mascot.
For more information or to register, visit www.sxu.edu (keyword: Cougar 5K) or call (773) 298-3592.
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