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Annual Jack Hazen 5K (and/or Pump and Run)

August 4, 2014 | Release # 6943

It's not too early to begin training for the eighth annual Jack Hazen 5K, scheduled this year for Saturday, October 11.

Hosted by the Malone University Wellness Council, the run/walk will once again take place on the home turf of the Pioneer cross country teams.

Participants will be grouped according to age: from 9-and-under through 70-and-over.   Participants may compete in the 5K run only, or combine a bench press first with the 5K into a "pump and run." Pump-and-runners will earn a deduction from their race time relative to the amount of repetitions they were able to pump. The pump for pump-and-runners begins at 7 a.m.

The run for all begins at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a separate kids' run for children ages five and under.

Participants will also receive free entry into Professor Wylde's Traveling Animal Show from the Cleveland Zoo, as well as free entry into Malone's Zoology animal collection at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Register online.

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 5K only competitions.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Refuge of Hope in Canton.

Legendary Coach Jack Hazen will be entering his 48th year of coaching at Malone University.  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, including 1972, 2007, 2008, and 2009 men's teams as well as the 1999 women's team.  He served as men's long distance running coach for Team USA in the 2012 Olympics held in London.

For more information, contact Joyce Byler, wellness director, at 330-471-8486 or email wolyre+znybar+rqh.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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