7:53 am - Monday December 11, 2017

Rattler Run registration open

Early registration discount valid through Sept. 10


Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Rattler Run, sponsored by the Otero Junior College Foundation. The Rattler Run, held in conjunction with La Junta’s Early Settlers’ Day festivities, will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The event is open to all participants, including OJC alumni.


“The Third Annual Rattler Run will have an event for everyone,” said Teri Erickson, director of resource development at OJC and chair of the event. “As in previous years, the event will include a 5K Run, 2-mile Walk and 1-mile Kids Race. With the addition of the 10-Mile Race, we hope to draw additional visitors to La Junta, who will then stay to participate in other Early Settlers’ Day events.” Erickson explained.


All of the races are scheduled to begin early on the morning of September 14, prior to the start of the Early Settlers’ Day parade. The events will have a staggered start; beginning with the 10 Mile Run at 7:00 a.m. All races will begin on the west side of the OJC Student Center at 2001 San Juan Ave., in La Junta. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:00 a.m. on the OJC Student Center patio.


Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all age and gender divisions for the 5K Race and the 10 Mile Race and the top three boy and girl finishers in the Kids Race. Special awards will be presented to the school with the most students participating in the Kids Race, to the employer with the most employees participating and to the non-profit or organization with the most volunteers or members participating.


Maps of the race routes; registration forms and online registration; and more information about race day events can be found at:http://www.ojc.edu/alumniEvents.aspx


Early registration fees for all races are available at reduced rates if received prior to Tuesday, September 10. If received by September 10th, the registration fee for the 10-Mile Run is $30; registrations for the 5K Run and 2-Mile walk are $25; and registration for the 1-Mile Kids Race is $8. A family group of 4 can register for $40 by this deadline. After September 10, fees increase to $35 for the 10-mile Run; $30 for the 5K Run and the 2-Mile walk; $10 for the Kids’ Race; and $45 for the family group registration.


Proceeds from the Rattler Run will be used to provide scholarships to students in the President’s Leadership Program at OJC. For more information on the PLP or the Rattler Run, contact Teri Erickson at 719-384-6962 or teri.erickson@ojc.edu.




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