The University of Southern Indiana will host the 10th-annual Hearts on Fire 5K, the first event of the 2020 Romain Suburu Screaming Eagles Running Series, at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 8 outside the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center (RFW). Registration will be open the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m.
This year’s 5K course will be wholly contained on the USI campus, with runners traveling along the USI-Burdette Trail, Fountain Lake, Reflection Lake, and Clarke Lane before ending on University Boulevard in front of the Performance Center. Due to the lane restrictions, USI Public Safety will shut down the University Boulevard very briefly between Bennett Lane and Rochelle Lane. These restrictions will be in place beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. or when all racers have finished.
The Hearts on Fire 5K is part of the three-race Screaming Eagles Running Series, a series of events designed to increase the health and well-being of the Evansville community while also providing hands-on experience for USI students. Other events in the series are the 7K Run into Madness held on Saturday, March 7 and the 10K Spring into Fitness held on Saturday, April 4. All races will feature packet pick-up at the RFW.
Registration for the 5K is $30, and a discounted rate is available for registering for all three series races. Online registration is available at register.chronotrack.com/r/52796.
Sponsors for the Hearts on Fire 5K include Romain Suburu, United Fidelity Bank, the USI Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, Ultimate Fit and Midwest Communications.
For more information, contact Dr. Glenna Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit USI.edu/running.
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