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Jack Hazen Open 5K Run and Pump & Run

The Malone University Wellness Council will host the fourth annual Jack Hazen Open 5K Run and Pump & Run on Saturday, April 9, 2011 on the home turf of the championship Pioneer cross country teams. Participants will be grouped according to age: from 14-and-under through 70-and-over.   Participants may compete in the 5K run only, or combine a bench press (the pump) and a 5-K (the run). Runners will earn a deduction from their race time relative to the amount of repetitions they were able to pump. The pump begins at 7 a.m.; the run begins at 9:15 a.m.
Register online at www.malone.edu/pumpandrun. Registration forms are also available at the Malone University Wellness Center on the Canton campus, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. Awards will be presented to the top three overall winners as well as the top three winners in each age group for both the Pump & Run and the 5-K only competitions.
Coach Jack Hazen is now in his forty-fourth year of coaching at Malone. Well-respected among his peers, Hazen was most recently named assistant long distance running coach for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to take place in London, England, later this year. He has led countless teams to nationals in cross country and track and has inspired many top performances including five national championships in cross country in 1972, 2007, 2008, and 2009 men’s teams, as well as the 1999 women’s team. He was appointed distance coach for the U.S. national team at the World Championships in Helsinki and was also chosen to serve as the head coach for the Junior Pan-American games in Brazil.
For more information, contact Joyce Byler, wellness director, at 330-471-8486 or email jbyler@malone.edu.