» By TRENT SINGER – tsinger@my.apsu.edu

Through the summer heat and winter chill, lone APSU students running down the sidewalks at a brisk pace is not an uncommon sight. With the summer coming to a close and the sidewalk sharks hitting the books, the Foy Center offers a treat to those who don’t just beat the heat, they join it.

On Friday, Sept. 16, APSU will participate in the National Run@WorkDay.
The annual event is sponsored by University Recreation, the Road Runners Club of America and coordinated by runners and walkers alike. It will begin at 12:15 p.m., with check-in at noon. Participants are encouraged to run or walk for 30 minutes. Water will be provided at the Foy Center, as well as a chance to win various door prizes for all.

The event will be a run or walk around the perimeter of the campus. The trail is just over a mile in length, starting from the Foy Center, the trail turns right onto Marion Street followed by a left onto Drane Street. The trail then continues left onto College Street and another left onto Eighth Street. It ends and back at the Foy Center. Runners may complete the trail multiple times.

The event is free, but T-shirts can be purchased for $8 by completing and filling out the pre-registration form and are guaranteed to those who preregister by Aug. 29.

For more information on this event, call 221-6974 or email Lauren Wilkinson at wilkinsonl@apsu.edu. TAS