Oregon State University Recreational Sports is hosting the OSU Virtual Run & Walk on May 6 as a way to fundraise for Rec Sports and pledge your commitment to Oregon State University. Participants can make a gift on the event’s registration page and pledge to walk a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon on May 6. All virtual walkers and runners will receive a finisher’s medal from Rec Sports for participating.
Participants can walk, run or swim at any location during the event in order to participate. The event coincides with the annual Rec Sports Intramural 5K Fun Run at Avery Park on May 6 as part of Spring Family Weekend at Oregon State.
Although people are encouraged to participate the day of the event, it is not required, and the pledge can be fulfilled at a different time. Organizers also do not require proof of completion, although they encourage participants to take photos or video of their walks, runs, etc and post them to social media with the tag #OSUVirtualRun.
The Virtual Run is part of a celebration of Rec Sports’ 100th anniversary. For the past 100 years, Oregon State Recreational Sports has provided countless opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to lead healthy, active lives and better themselves both physically and mentally.
“By making a tax-deductible gift, you are helping to ensure that the Oregon State community will be able to take advantage of this amazing resource for the next 100 years, and beyond,” said race director Tina Clawson.