Wright State University community members raise funds for the Student Emergency Fund by running, walking, biking, paddling or moving their bodies in any way during Campus Recreation’s second annual Driveway 5K on Saturday, April 24.
Participants can complete a 5K wherever it’s convenient, including a park, living room, yard or their own driveway.
Participants should register online. They are asked to donate at least $5.
Organized by Wright State Campus Recreation, the Driveway 5K promotes physical wellness and social distancing while raising funds for Wright State’s Student Emergency Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to Wright State students who are facing critical needs.
Participants are encouraged to show their Raider spirit by wearing Wright State colors and posting photos or videos of their workouts on social media.
Wright State Campus Recreation will award prizes for the most creative course, shortest distance course and the most money raised by a participant.
Last year’s Driveway 5K attracted 150 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends from 11 different states, raising $3,733 for the Katie Deedrick Student Support Fund.
“I was completely overwhelmed with the amount of participation from our community,” said Erin Sherrets, manager of the Outdoor Recreation Program. “It just goes to show what a supportive and caring community we have here at Wright State.”
During last year’s event, Sherrets took the Driveway 5K challenge literally, completing her workout in her driveway in 275 laps. This year she plans to run the 5K in local metroparks and bike paths.