Thursday, October 20, 2011

FAMU Kicks Off Homecoming with the Rattler 5K Urban Challenge

FAMU will kick off homecoming with the second annual Rattler 5K Urban
Challenge, a run/walk and youth fun run, on Saturday, October 1.  The
run/walk will start at 8 a.m. and registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at
the Hansel E. Tookes Sr. Student Recreation Center. A wellness expo is
scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the recreation center.

The Rattler 5K Urban Challenge has a course filled with walls and
hills to climb, cars to jump over and a mud pit to scramble through.

Following the race, the Wellness Expo will feature community
organizations and businesses devoted to helping individuals to be more
active, eat healthier and improve their overall wellness.  During the
Expo, the FAMU Women’s Center will announce the winners of the new
campus bicycle program.  Twenty-eight students will receive bicycles
to help increase their physical activity and serve as role models for
other students.

Registration for the race is $20 for runners, $10 for walkers and $5
for college and high school students.  There is no charge for children
12 and under for the fun run.  The registration fee includes a T-
shirt. Prizes include cash, gift certificates, FAMU apparel and
participant medals.

For more information about the Rattler 5k Urban Challenge, contact
George Heimbach at (850) 412-7281 or by email at

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