The annual Kappa ’Roo Run 5K steps off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, as part of the Austin College Homecoming and Family Weekend activities.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Jerry E. Apple Stadium, at 811 N. Porter St. in Sherman; cost is $15 per runner. Gift baskets will be awarded for the first three race finishers, and all runners will receive a 2019 Kappa ’Roo Run T-shirt. Refreshments are provided by ARAMARK. This is not a chip-timed race.
The Austin College Kappa Gamma Chis have sponsored the annual 5K for several years, and proceed for this year’s race will go to support Shriners Hospital for Children. Last year the Kappas raised $600 at the event, and they have a goal of more than $950 for 2019.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. This year, the campus recognizes 100 years of co-education and has had several opportunities to recognize the history of women and accomplishments of current alumnae. Austin College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.