SMC schedules 30th annual Steve’s Run races for July 31 in Dowagiac

Published 6:18 pm Monday, June 28, 2004

By Staff
Southwestern Michigan College will host its 30th annual road and trail race, Steve's Run, on Saturday, July 31 at 9 a.m.
Steve's Run gives elite runners and casual walkers the chance to compete in several different races in and around Dowagiac. The race includes a 10K and 5K race, a 5K competitive walk and a 1K fun run and walk.
The race is held in memory of Steven Briegel, an SMC honors graduate who lost his fight against cancer in 1990. Briegel, an avid sports enthusiast, served as a student assistant at SMC's athletic events. All funds raised, including 100 percent of the pledge monies, are donated to SMC's Steven Briegel Scholarship Fund and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Fund. All participants who are cancer survivors can wear a special T-shirt to recognize their courage and determination. Survivors will also be recognized at the awards ceremony.
Fire Up signs that were inspired by the Relay for Life luminaries will be available. These signs pay tribute to cancer victims, survivors and friends of the race with names or personal messages. The signs cost $5 and will be posted along the 5K and 10K routes.
Awards include custom-designed T-shirts to all who complete the 10K and 5K events and more than 200 custom designed stained glass awards, and special awards to open male, open female, master male, master female, age-group winners and special team winners.
The cost for individual registration for Steve's Run is $15. Participants may also collect pledges by the kilometer. Participants who raise $100 or receive an Adidas Sweat Top or Land's End Polo Shirt as a prize.
For additional information on Steve's Run, contact Ron Gunn at (269) 782-1209 or (269) 687-1600, extension 1209.