The University of Findlay’s Office of International Education will be hosting its second annual Run the World 5K to raise funds to help students study abroad.
The race, which is open to the community, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Registration and the starting line will be on campus at Old Main, 1000 N. Main St. After the race, a reception with international food samplings and drinks will be held at the Carrothers Home, the residence of President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., 1115 N. Main St.
The reception will coincide with the inaugural Founders’ Day of Giving celebration at the Carrother’s Home.
To register to race, visit www.findlay.edu/runtheworld5k.
The race offers both an individual and a team component. Individual participants will run or walk a 5K route that begins at the front of Old Main, heads along Cory Street, down the bike path, and back. The cost is $25 and includes entrance into the post-race reception. Teams can have up to four participants. Each participant will run the same 5K route. The average of all participants’ times will be the team score. Team participants are entered into a separate awards category. The cost per team is $100 and includes entrance into the post-race reception.
Study abroad experiences have shown that students acquire additional valuable skills that will help them throughout their lives, and enable them to become better, more informed citizens of the world.
Last year’s story about UF’s inaugural 5K, which raised $12,000, includes success stories of students who have already ventured outside of the United States to benefit from educational experiences offered through UF’s Office of International Programs.
For more information about the University of Findlay’s Office of International Education and the programs it offers, contact Rachel Gerber, assistant director of international education, at 419-434-5943, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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