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Saint Xavier University - Shannon Center
3700 W. 103rd Street
Date / Time
The Cougar 5K will take place on Saint Xavier University's Homecoming Weekend Saturday, September 27, 2014. The 5K Run/Walk begins promptly at 9am.
About This Event
Welcome to the 14th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk! This event will be held on Saint Xavier University's Homecoming weekend kicking off a day of events. This fast, flat and entirely paved course starts and finishes on the Saint Xavier University campus and runs through the heart of Evergreen Park. In 2013, the Cougar 5K successfully welcomed close to 1,000 participants.
All Cougar 5K participants will receive a white long sleeve cotton t-shirt* and goody bag.
*Registrants who sign up online by September 10, 2014 have the option to purchase a white long sleeve dry tech shirt for an additional $5.00 instead of a cotton shirt.
Strollers and walkers permitted at the back of the pack. No dogs, roller blades, bicycles or skateboards allowed. Restrooms and gear check are located in the Shannon Center. Additional port-a-johns are located near the finish line
Family Registration Rate
SXU welcomes all families to campus for the Cougar 5K and Homecoming Weekend! The cost to register a family is $75. A family consists of 2 adults and one child age 17 and under from the same immediate family. The cost to register each additional child is $20. The family rate will NOT be available on race day, so register now to take advantage of this great offer!
Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
Saint Xavier University Shannon Center, 103rd and Pulaski (Chicago, IL)
Wednesday, September 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Race Day Packet Pick Up and Registration:
Saturday, September 27 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes on Friday, September 26 at 5:00pm.
10 and under, 11 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, & 80 and over.
The Cougar 5K will utilize the chip timing system known as Chronotrack B-Tag. B-Tags will give quick and accurate timing results. This chip is a disposable timing tag that runners receive at packet pickup on their race bibs. It is lightweight and remains attached to the bib. Participants must wear their bibs on the front of their clothing in order to be timed accurately. Be sure not to bend the race bib prior to using because it could damage the chip. Their is no post race tag turn-in or fee for lost or returned. Race results will be based on chip start and chip finish.
NEW THIS YEAR!
The top three overall male and female finishers will receive cash prizes in addition to award plaques.
1st Place - $150
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50
The first place overall male and female finishers will also receive a complimentary race application for the 15th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk.
The top three male and female winners in each age category will receive gold, silver or bronze medals.
A $100 cash prize will be given to the male and female finisher who breaks the Cougar 5K Course record!
Male Course Record - 15:41 by Ryan Hopper, 2011
Female Course Record - 19:54 by Jackie Ott, 2013
The award ceremony will begin at 10am.
Following the race enjoy refreshments and sponsor services such as massages and stretching under the tent. At 10 am, stick around for the giant raffle and awards ceremony for all age categories.
Come cheer on the 2011 National Champion SXU Cougars at the Homecoming Football game against University of St. Francis(IL) at 1pm. All Cougar 5K participants will receive a complimentary football ticket upon request on race day in the Shannon Center main arena at the Gear Check booth.
Parking will be available in Lot 1 located on the South and West sides of the Shannon Center. Alternate parking will be available in Lot 14 located on 103rd and Pulaski (south of CVS).
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
In consideration of this entry, I hereby for myself, heirs and/or administrators, waive any and all claims I may have for damage against Saint Xavier University, the Village of Evergreen Park, the Chicago Area Runners Association and all event sponsors and individuals associated with the event, their representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in connection with this event including pre and post activities. I have been warned that I must be in good health to participate in the event and I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have trained sufficiently for this event. I hereby grant permission to Saint Xavier University and its authorized agents to use my name and photographs for any newspaper, publication or TV.