Eat.Glow.Run 5K to help food pantry

Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society at TTU, will host the Eat.Glow.Run. 5K at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Johnson Hall.

Eat.Glow.Run. is a 5K-glow run/walk and food drive combined to promote education and assisting the TTU Food Pantry in fighting campus hunger.

The registration fee is $30 plus two canned goods, or $35 without canned goods. All canned goods and half of the money raised is given to the TTU Food Pantry.

“Our goal this year is to double to amount from last year to donate to the pantry,” said Cassie Marshall, MBA student at Tech and co-creator of Eat.Glow.Run. “Many students on campus go hungry and The Food Pantry’s efforts are irreplaceable.”

Last year there were more than 250 runners. They were able to donate more than $1,200 and 300 canned goods to the TTU Food Pantry.

Eat.Glow.Run. is open to all who wish to participate. The race will be chip-timed, but everyone is welcome to complete the course at their own pace.

“The event is for everyone. It’s parent’s weekend at Tech, so bring your family,” said Marshall.

Registration is available up until the event begins, but registering by Sept. 27 will guarantee you receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.

Runners will be given two glow-in-the-dark bracelets and refreshments after the race. Anyone can purchase two glow bracelets for $1 and a glow necklace for $1.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Gold medals will go to the top male and female in each age category: 15 and under, 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55 and up. There will also be a best-dressed competition, and the winner will receive two tickets to Dollywood.