Stockton’s 9th Annual Alumni Legacy Fund Run and Walk to be Held on Oct. 2

For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Contact:         Christina Butterfield
                        News and Media Relations
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        Christina.Butterfield@Stockton.edu
                        (609) 626-3845
                        www.stockton.edu/media

Galloway, N.J. –The 9th Annual Stockton Alumni Legacy Fund 5K run, 2-mile walk and 1-mile kid run will take participants around the Stockton University campus to raise money for scholarships in honor of the late G. Larry James, Stockton’s former director of Athletics and Recreation and an Olympic gold medalist.

Rain or shine, the stroller- and wheelchair-friendly events will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2. The 5K road race runs through the scenic Pinelands campus and finishes on Vera King Farris Drive.

On-site registration and check-in will be held at the G. Larry James Stadium at 8 a.m. The 1-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K run and 2-mile walk begin at 9:30 a.m. The awards ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Visit www.stockton.edu/ofans to pre-register for $30, by no later than Sept. 30. For multiple registrations, there is a discount of $5 for each additional registration. The fee for walk-ups on race day is $35. Student registration is $15 and children’s registration is $10.

The G. Larry James Endowment Fund, which receives the net proceeds, was created in memory of James, called "The Mighty Burner." He won a gold medal as a member of the 1968 United States Olympic 4 x 400-meter relay team, which held the longest-standing world record in the sport of Track and Field. He won a silver medal for the 400-meter event at the same Olympic Games in Mexico City. James was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003 and into Stockton’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

For additional information, call 609-626-3604 during regular business hours, or email Cheryl Robinson at robinsoc@stockton.edu                     

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