Annual run to boost scholarships at NCC


Runners start Nash Community College's inaugural Run for Knowledge 5K Saturday at the college.


From Staff Reports

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nash Community College will sponsor its fifth annual Run for Knowledge 5K and One Mile Fun Run on April 27.

The runs will begin at the Continuing Education and Public Services Building.

Runners will participate in the 5K at 8:30 a.m. on a mix of paved and trail surfaces covering the outside loop of NCC before entering the woods for a scenic second half of the course. Registration for the 5K is $30 and includes a personalized race bib for registrations received before April 10, short-sleeved race shirt and lunch.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the One Mile Fun Run begins on an all-paved course and is open to all ages. All fun run participants will receive a T-shirt, while supplies last, and a non-personalized race bib. The Fun Run costs $12 with lunch or $8 without lunch.

Proceeds from all race activities will benefit the Nash Community College Foundation, which raises money for student scholarships.

“This event is a great opportunity to bring the community to campus, and especially for 5K participants to experience some of the most beautiful trail views in Nash County,” said race director Jonathan Vester, NCC vice president for institutional technology and chief information officer. “If a scenic course, warm hospitality and a race shirt are not enough, runners are also invited to Blue Fest, a free event beginning at 10 a.m. The run and festival both support dedicated students pursuing higher education at NCC.”

Awards are given to the top three overall 5K male and 5K female winners and the top three male and female winners in each age category — under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. Race medals are made by the NCC Computer-Integrated Machining department.

For information about sponsorship, call 252-451-8440. For information about the race, contact the race director at runforknowledge@nashcc.edu.

Online registration is available at runsignup.com/runforknowledge