YSU Honors College hosts annual charity 5K for campus and community

The “Y Are You Running?” 5K run/walk for charity, hosted by the Youngstown State University Honors College, takes place Sunday, Sept. 30, on the YSU campus.

The professionally timed race will run throughout YSU’s campus and will provide runners/walkers a scenic tour of YSU. Start time is 9 a.m. in the YSU Watson and Tressel Training Site; check-in and day-of registration begins at 7:30. The event is open to the public.

Registration is open online and closes Sept. 29 at noon. The cost to register is $18 and includes parking; online registration is also available for an additional fee. Registration must be received by Sept. 17 to be guaranteed a moisture wicking t-shirt.

All profits from registration and sponsorships will be divided among the top male and female finishers, who will decide which charity in the five-county Mahoning Valley they each wish to donate their portion of the winnings to. Top finishers will also be awarded a $50 cash prize. Additional prizes will be given out to the top finishers in each age bracket.

Last year’s race, with almost 200 participants, raised nearly $3,000 that was split between Akron Children’s Mahoning County and the Midlothian Free Health Clinic.

The event includes a free basket raffle for participants, and YSU President Jim Tressel will be present to kick off the event and guide leading runners throughout the course.

For more information, visit runsignup.com/Race/OH/Youngstown/YAreYouRunning5k.