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Saint Xavier University 12th Annual Cougar 5K Run/WalkVisit www.sxu.edu, Keyword: Cougar 5K or call us at 773-298-3592
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 29, 2012. The 5K Run/Walk begins promptly at 9am.
About This Event
Welcome to the 12th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk! This event will be held on Saint Xavier University's Homecoming weekend kicking off a day of events. The Cougar 5K is a CARA registered event and certified by the USATF. 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 2011, the Cougar 5K successfully welcomed over 1,000 participants.
Race Premiums All Cougar 5K participants will receive a long sleeve cotton t-shirt* and goody bag.
*Registrants who sign up online by September 10, 2012 have the option to purchase a long sleeve dry tech shirt for an additional $5.00 instead of a cotton shirt.
**NEW THIS YEAR**
Cougar 5K merchandise! Be one of the first to purchase a performance quarter-zip jacket from the Cougar 5K. The long-sleeve pullovers are black, 90% polyester/10% spandex, and come in men's and women's sizes. The men's jacket is a quarter zip pullover with no pockets. The women's jacket is a quarter zip pullover with a front pouch pocket and thumb holes on the cuffs. Stop by the Shannon Center to check them out and try one on! You can purchase a jacket for only $25 each. Limited quantities will be available at packet pick-up, so be sure to pre-order today!
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
New This Year - 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 new offer!
Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
Saint Xavier University Shannon Center, 103rd and Pulaski (Chicago, IL)
Wednesday, September 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 27th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Race Day Packet Pick Up and Registration:
Saturday, Sept. 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
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.
Plaques will be given to the top three overall finishers. Medals will be given to the top three winners in each category. 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 National Champion SXU Cougars at the Homecoming Football game against St. Francis University (IN) at 6pm. 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).
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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.