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Kevin’s Run for Funds

The 5k course meanders around the ISU campus

There is still time to enter!

Idaho State University has announce a new tradition, which focuses on making college more accessible to students.

During his Fall Address in August, President Kevin Satterlee announced an event called Kevin’s Run for Funds. The event is a 5K run/walk event for University employees, with a focus on raising money for student scholarships. President Satterlee hopes the tradition will bring us together as a community to celebrate each other and help more students gain access to higher education.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 9, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The $25 entry fee will directly go into a permanent scholarship endowment. Idaho State is covering all event-related costs, so every cent raised, without deduction, will go towards helping students fund their education. Registered participants will also receive a t-shirt, race bib, and a ticket to the home football game later that day.

Satterlee issued an additional challenge that for every faculty and staff member who finishes the race ahead of him, he will personally add another $10 into the scholarship fund. He said that he sincerely hopes every faculty member and staff member of the University will show up on October 9.

“My goal in creating an annual celebration event is that this story of hope for our future can meet the hope for students seeking an education through the scholarship we will create," he said. "Because hope for our future is critical. We have to stay focused on the horizon for ourselves, and this University, and most of all, for our students.”

More information about the event and registration is available online. The registration deadline is Friday, September 17. Late registrations will be accepted through October 1.

Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.