ROTC Golden Eagle fun run tomorrow

Tech’s ROTC will be hosting its 16th annual ROTC Golden Eagle run, which will include a 5k run or walk and a 10k run.The race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Registration for the fundraiser begins at 6:30 a.m., continues until 7:30 a.m. and will be located at the Tucker Stadium parking lot.

The entry fees to participate in the run are $20 for an individual and $60 for a team of 4 people. There will be awards given for the best overall male and female in each category, as well as the overall group winner. The various age categories are: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-50, and 51 and over.

“The awards this year are a new design that are in the shape of a dog tag, they are pretty sweet looking,” according to Cadet Staff Sergeant James Toliver.

The money raised by the ROTC Fun Run helps to support Tech’s Army ROTC program as well as their extracurricular activities. These include field training exercises at Fort Knox, KY or in Catoosa, GA, where cadets have the chance to fire M16-A2 rifles, gain hands-on field experience in first aid training, play paintball, and participate in squad tactical exercises.

“This event is the number one fundraiser for the TTU Golden Eagle Battalion. Its success is crucial to our funding for clubs, intramural sports, and any other extracurricular events that the battalion is a part of, including ROTC clubs,” Toliver said.

New this year to the fundraiser is the ability to register online at tntech.edu/armyrotc with payment paid via PayPal, to rotc@tntech.edu, using credit/debit card or immediate bank transfer.

Sponsors for the 16 annual ROTC Fun Run include: Papa John’s, Cookeville Nissan, Gentleman’s Barber, the Gaitan Family, Chick-Fil-A, and Veteran’s Barber Shop.

For more information, contact the Tech ROTC at 931-372-3574.