California State University, Bakersfield is hosting a “5K Run/Walk” as part of the Celebrate CSUB week on campus. The race is taking place on Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. The race will start at the Student Recreation Center, and then go through the CSUB campus, and end back at the Student Recreation Center. The cost is $20 for the April 22, 8a.m. pre-registration deadline, and $22 on race day. The cost includes a T-shirt, a post-race breakfast, and a raffle ticket that will put you in the running to win prizes. The race is available to CSUB students and anyone else in the community who would like to run. Kris Grappendorf, the race organizer and contact person said CSUB is hosting the race to a provide a community event that brings the community on campus, and that encourages people to be active.
“The proceeds of the race go to CSUB’s Department of Physical Education & Kinesiology,” said Grappendorf. The 5K race is part of the annual “Celebrate CSUB” week that the school has every Spring quarter. “We’ve done it every year that we have had Celebrate CSUB. I believe six years” said Grappendorf.
Student Recreation Center worker and Physical Education & Kinesiology major Anthony Hilario will be working at the race for the second straight year. Hilario, a 23-year-old senior year at CSUB will assist runners who are registering for the race on race day, he will direct runners where to run in the actual race, and he will be at a booth after the race. When talking about his job in the race Hilario said, “Basically maneuver the race to run smoothly.”
For more information about the race, or to sign up for the race call Kris Grappendorf at (661) 654-2378 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.