NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University’s Campus Recreation and Alumni Association will host the 13th annual Homecoming 5K beginning at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 25 on the SFA campus near the Cole STEM Building located on Clark Boulevard.
The event brings together students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members to raise money for SFA scholarships and to celebrate this year’s Homecoming 5K theme, Mario Kart Rainbow Road. The 3.1-mile course winds through the beautiful SFA campus and along the paved trails of the SFA Gardens’ Tucker Woods and Mast Arboretum, as well as the Lanana Creek Trail.
“The annual Homecoming 5K is a great opportunity to spend time with your friends, family and coworkers,” said Jessica Waguespack, assistant director of wellness for SFA’s Campus Recreation. “Take a break from the stressors of work and school and have some fun and focus on your overall well-being in a positive way. This event is also the main source of fundraising for SFA’s Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship, an academic scholarship that provides financial assistance to student employees of SFA’s Campus Recreation.”
The student registration rate is $15; the faculty, staff and alumni rate is $25; the virtual runner rate is $30; and the community member rate is $35. A 1-mile option is available for $5 but does not include a T-shirt; however, T-shirts may be purchased for an additional $10. Registration is also available on race day beginning at 4 p.m.
The Homecoming 5K is a family- and dog-friendly event. Winners in each category will be recognized during an awards ceremony after the race.
For learn more, register or become a sponsor, visit sfaalumni.com/hoco5k.