GWU Hosts Centennial Sprint 5K

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As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, the Town of Boiling Springs is kicking off a day full of activities on Sept. 17th with The Centennial Sprint 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Fun Run on the campus of Gardner-Webb University.

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Registration Brochure

The race, also sponsored by the YMCA, Gardner-Webb, and 88.3 WGWG, will start in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC) parking lot at 8:00 am. The run/walk will begin at 8:00 am, and a half-mile children’s fun run will begin from the same location at 9:00 am.  The 5K course winds through and around the beautiful campus of Gardner-Webb, including a stretch down historic Main Street and a glimpse of the site of the original boiling springs.

Early bird registration is now open for both the run/walk and the fun run at the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA in Boiling Springs.  The early bird 5K fee is $20 for all participants, and early bird registration lasts until Sept. 14 at 5:00 p.m.  Race day registration opens at 7:00 am in the LYCC concourse, and participants should have their packets picked up by 7:40 am.  The late registration fee is $25 for the 5K. The fun run fee is $10 for all participants.  Prizes and awards are available for top finishers, and all pre-registered participants will receive Centennial Sprint t-shirts.

For more information or to register, visit the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA website or call 704-434-0441.  Also, you can click here to download the registration brochure. Just print the brochure, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed on the brochure.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to over 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.

Watch a video of the Centennial Sprint 5k route below: