Saint Xavier University will host the 12th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk during its 2012 Homecoming Week at 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 29. The race begins and ends at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., and travels through Evergreen Park.
Pre-registration is $30 for runners/walkers and $25 for SXU students. Race day registration is $35 for runners/walkers and $30 for SXU students. This is the first year that a Family Rate is offered, which costs $75 for two adults and one child age 17 or under from the same immediate family. Each additional child is $20. Family Rate registration is not available on race day. Visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: Cougar 5K to register.
All participants will receive a white cotton long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt. Participants that register before Mon., Sept. 10, have the option to purchase a red dry-tech 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 Chicago campus.
Additionally, all participants 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 Saint Francis. Tickets can be picked up at the Gear Check area between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on race day. Participants also can enjoy refreshments, massages, stretching, blood pressure checks, children's activities, and pictures with SXU's cougar mascot.
Cougar 5K sponsors include Mid American Group, Gallagher Investments, Greenwood Chiropractic, Go Promotions, Core Fitness, Jimmy Johns, Pizza Man, Running for Kicks, Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon, Aquafina, McDonalds, Beverly Review, City Beverage, Accelerated Rehab, Sports and Ortho, CrossFit Beverly, WishFit, the Village of Evergreen Park, and the Saint Xavier University National Alumni Association.
For more information or to register, visit the Cougar 5K Run/Walk website at www.sxu.edu, keyword: Cougar 5K or call the race hotline at (773) 298-3592.