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5k Run and Walk
Supporting Student Textbook Scholarships

Saturday April 26th, 2014 @ 8am
Fred Beekman Park

Columbus State Community College invites your participation in our 3rd annual Cougar Challenge 5K. Join with students, employees and partners of Columbus State to run for student success. Great looking shirts to all participants. Runners and Walkers welcome!

Our Purpose
This event, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council of Columbus State, supports book scholarships for Columbus State Community College students. The cost of books is a significant and often overlooked cost of attending college. While every effort is made to provide students affordable options, sometimes there is no way around the costs of up to date, high quality textbooks. Your participation will help us endow book scholarships so all students can “cross the finish line” of their education.




$20 (plus processing fee) early registration from January 31-February 15
$25 registration from February 16-April 25

: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @8:00AM

WHERE: Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road. Corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue near Ohio State's Campus

COURSE: This 43 acre park, which boasts three lakes and numerous outdoor activities, will be the location for this year's Cougar Challenge. This course will be held on a paved jogging course. 

CHILDREN'S RACE: Ages 7 and under. Race starts at 7:50am. Medals awarded.

PACKET PICK-UP: FrontRunner Upper Arlington - 1344 West Lane Avenue. Columbus, OH 43221. Packets will available beginning Wednesday, April 23.

TIMING/AWARDS: Top overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male and Female Age Group Winners. Age Group Categories - 18 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

PARKING: Metered parking will be available.

WEATHER POLICY: This is an all weather event. If severe weather poses a danger to athlete safety, the event may be delayed, postponed or canceled. Look for information on this web page and pay attention to the public address system at the race.

Directions to the Race

Fred Beekman Park is located at 2200 Carmack Road, Columbus. Corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue


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Cougar Challenge Sponsors



 Columbus State Discovery Exchange Bookstore














Relive 2012!

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