5th Annual Skylander 5 and 10 K Challenge set to Run on October 7th

Article Posted -- July 9, 2012

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and The Sparta Runners Club are proud to host the 5th annual Skylander 5 and 10 K Challenge. The event will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 on the SCCC campus. Both races begin at 9 am with packet pick-up starting at 7 am. These two USATF-certified events will include a 10-kilometer race as well as a 5-kilometer event, where teams and walkers are also welcomed. Proceeds from the events will benefit the Sussex County Community College Foundation and student scholarships.

Participants can register online through www.raceforum.com/skylanderchallenge. Registration is $25 after September 14th; early bird registration is $20. SCCC and area students (k-12) can participate for $10. USATF-NJ Athletes save $2 until September 14, 2012. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, male and female SCCC students and the top 3 corporate and school teams. Additional awards will be given by 10 year age groups 7 to 80 plus. The awards with be distributed at 10:30am among refreshments and music underneath the Lakeland Bank Pavilion.

Members of Sparta Runners Club laid out the all-road course to showcase the beautiful SCCC campus. Both runs follow the same route that runs through and around the main campus. Runners will start in the upper campus and finish at the Lakeland Pavilion in the campus center making for a fast “net” downhill run.

Sponsorships are still available for area businesses and organizations for this important event benefiting higher education in Sussex County.

For more information, please visit sussex.edu or spartarunners.org