Runners to Help Raise Money for Scholarships at Columbia State
Photo caption: Columbia State student Brandon Harmon won last year’s Alumni Association 5K Race in the overall male category. This year’s race will take place at the Columbia Campus of Columbia State on Saturday, November 21. To preregister, click here.
“I love the competition factor—it challenges me and brings out my best,” said Brandon Harmon, first place winner in the overall male category from last year’s Alumni Association 5K race and current Columbia State Community College student.
The Columbia native got his racing start by running with his family. “My mom and stepdad ran for exercise. I went with my mom to a race once and strived to get better and just kept doing it.” This year alone, Harmon has participated in nine races including the Country Music Half Marathon.
So far, Harmon has participated in both of Columbia State’s Alumni Association 5K race events and has plans to participate in this year’s race as well. “Every year the course is good,” said Harmon. “There are not a lot of hills and it’s good for beginners.” This year’s race will take place on a T.A.C. certified flat fast course and will be professionally timed.
The Third Annual Alumni Association 5K Race will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 9 a.m. on the Columbia Campus. Registration for the race begins at 8 a.m. in the Waymon L. Hickman Building.
“I think everyone should at least try running,” said Anna Chance, a freshmen at Columbia Central High School who placed first in the overall female category at last year’s race. “Being in the race was such a good experience.” Chance also placed in the race the previous year.
If you'd like to register now, click here. Note: Online registration will end at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/18/09. Anyone interested in registering for the race after 4 p.m. on 11/18/09 needs to contact Tom Turchetta at email@example.com or 931-540-2554.
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