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GRIP Pair Up 4 a Purpose 5K & 2.5K Run/Walk

EVENTS
  • GRIP Pair Up 4 a Purpose:- Run 3.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Start Time
1:00 PM
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
$20 before Nov. 1; $25 after Nov. 1
Location
Iowa State University Central Campus
Address
2229 Lincoln Way
CITY
Ames
STATE/TERR
Iowa
Zip
50014
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
(515) 233-3141
Description

Registration is under way for the third annual Pair Up 4 a Purpose 5K Run/Walk.  The race will be held Sunday, November 4 on Iowa State Universitys Central Campus.

 

Events of the day include free refreshments and bakery items provided by Panera Bread, a drawing for door prizes available to all entrants, and a warm-up with Cy, the ISU Mascot. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The Kids Run will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the 5K and 2.5K Run/Walk at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held following the race at 2 p.m.

 

Participants have the option of signing up as a pair to run the race together or as a relay exchange.  Pairs are encouraged (though not required) to dress up as a famous pair. The most creatively dressed pair will win free Panera Bread for a year.

 

Registration is $20 before Nov. 1 and $25 after that date for a single adult racer. Registration for children 12 and under is $15. The first 300 people registered will receive a free long sleeve t-shirt. Participants can register online by going to www.yss.org and clicking on Events.

 

The Pair Up 4 a Purpose 5K Run/Walk benefits Youth & Shelter Services Great Relationships in Pairs (GRIP) mentoring program, a youth development service which matches elementary and middle school youth with adult mentors. Long-term friendships are developed in half-hour or hour-long weekly meetings at the school.

Course Info

Iowa State University is nationally ranked for its beautiful campus and its central campus has been honored by the Association of Landscape Architects as one of only three university Centennial Medallion sites in the nation.

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