NMJC to Host Fun Run/Walk
7/7/2010 1:03:47 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. On Saturday, July 10, the New Mexico Junior College track will be seeing a lot of color and action when the school hosts its 2nd Annual T-Bird 5K Fun Run/2-Mile Walk. Registration costs are $20 per person, and event T-shirts will be provided.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m., the event will award prizes to the top three male and the top three female overall finishers in both the run and walk. Along with the overall awards, age-group awards will also be given during a 9:00 a.m. awards ceremony.
According to Jeff Becker, Assistant Coach for the NMJC Women’s Cross Country / Indoor-Outdoor Track team, who also sponsored last year’s inaugural event, the Fun Run/Walk serves several purposes. “It’s a great way to promote good, healthy exercise, of course, but it’s also planned for early in the day to beat the heat and to give people the rest of the day for everything else they’d like to do,” said Becker. “Some people see it as a fun social event, where they get to meet other runners and walkers, but for us, it’s a serious way to benefit some very deserving students.”
Becker said last year’s event proceeds provided funds for student-athletes to attend summer school so they could graduate on time.
For more information or to pre-register, please contact Coach Jeff Becker at 575.492.2743.