Ready, Set, Race!

Kean University's Founders 5K takes place on Saturday, April 15.

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Ready, Set, Race!
Students have the chance to run or walk at Kean University's Founders 5K
Photo Courtesy of Kean University Foundation
Fajr Eutsey

Kean University’s Founders 5K is an event that the Kean community won’t want to miss. This race celebrates Kean University’s inception in 1855 and will occur on Saturday, April 15. 

Participants can check in at 7:30 a.m. for the race that begins at 9 a.m. The Founders 5K will follow the Campus Course with starting positions at the North Avenue entrance.  

A 5K stretches for 3.1 miles (or 5 kilometers). According to Verywell Fit, 5k races are great for beginners and first-time runners. Setting a goal based on time or running form can help make the race fun and enhance one’s motivation to run. For prospective runners, the following tips should be considered before the race: 

  • Get your race outfit ready
  • Get a good night’s rest
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Have fun!

To participate in Kean University’s Founders 5K, runners must pay a registration fee of $35. Those looking to walk must pay $25. If Kean students are interested in the race, they can use promo code KEANSTUDENT to receive 75% off their registration fee. Participants can register for the race anytime before Friday, April 14, at noon. 

Kean University Founders 5K is perfect for those looking to be active in the community. This is an opportunity to enjoy the spring weather while spreading their Kean spirit.

Cougar’s Byte wishes all participants good luck in completing Kean University’s Founders 5K.