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10th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk kicks off SXU Homecoming Weekend

Event begins at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 2 at Chicago campus

Chicago (Sept. 7, 2010) Help kick off Saint Xavier University’s Homecoming weekend with the 10th  annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 2 at the Chicago campus’ Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The race begins and ends at Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., and travels through the heart of Evergreen Park. All participants receive a special 10 year anniversary long-sleeved T-shirt and a free ticket upon request to the homecoming football game against Taylor University.

Register online here or visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: Cougar 5K

Individual registration fees are $25 for runners/walkers and $20 for Saint Xavier students.  Day-of-race registration costs $30 for the general public and $25 for SXU students. A portion of the proceeds benefits student scholarships. 
Complimentary refreshments, including bagels, muffins, fruit, cookies, coffee and water, and free services such as chair massages, blood pressure checks and stretching will be available for all participants.  

More than 1,000 participants are expected at this year’s Cougar 5k, said Jennifer Kjos Quinlan, Shannon Center Facility Manager.

Cougar 5k sponsors include TCF Bank, Gallagher Investments, Running for Kicks, Jimmy Johns, Go Promotions, Greenwood Chiropractic, Aquafina, Gilhooley’s, Chartwells, Core Fitness and Physical Therapy, Accelerated Rehab, Beverly Review, Southtown Star, Southwest Observer, Pizza Man, The Mix 101.9, Shannon Center member, Machon & Machon, New Century Federal Credit Union, McDonalds, Vision of Touch, Running Excels and Cardinal Fitness Center.

For more information about the Cougar 5K, please visit the Cougar 5K Web site or call the race hotline at (773) 298-3592.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations	
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