2016 C. Clyde Fun Run 5K and Midge's Mile Fun Walk
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
About the C. Clyde Run
In 2012, the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Kansas State University hosted the inaugural "C. Clyde Run" Fun Run 5K and Fun Walk, honoring the college's first dean, C. Clyde Jones, a tireless community volunteer. Each year, the event raises nearly $20,000, benefiting Shepherd's Crossing, as well as educates CBA student leaders about the importance of philanthropy and community engagement. Join us for the 2016 run on Saturday, Oct. 29. All events are open to the community, and we welcome all ages and abilities. The 5K race route winds throughout the K-State campus, and participants can enter a four-person team to compete.
On race day, we will keep track of participants from various community churches and will award the Traveling Trophy to the church with the most participants.
About Midge's Mile
This year, Midge’s Mile takes on added significance. Clyde's beloved wife, Midge, passed away on May 1, just six weeks short of 68 years of marriage. Her birthday falls on Nov. 2, creating an opportunity to celebrate her life with this special event. Families are encouraged to honor Midge by joining their children in a Halloween costume walk, with prizes for the most creative children’s costumes.
About Shepherd's Crossing
C. Clyde Jones is committed to Shepherd's Crossing, a local philanthropic organization offering budget counseling and financial support for utilities, rent and prescription medicine to Riley County and St. George residents. The mission of Shepherd's Crossing is to provide compassionate and caring assistance to those in need of a listening ear and critical support. As government support for many charitable organizations continues to decrease, the needs of community members continues to increase. Proceeds from the C. Clyde Run event will help Shepherd's Crossing continue offering its services to those in need.
Become a sponsor
This large-scale fundraiser would not be possible without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. We invite you to review our sponsorship form and consider becoming a 2016 event sponsor. We request your sponsorship response as soon as possible so that we can acknowledge your support on all race publicity materials. With your sponsorship, your organization will be listed on our website, social media and in printed materials.
Sign up for sponsorship online via the Shepherd's Crossing website, or with a check payable to Shepherd's Crossing. Please remember to scan, mail or fax the sponsorship form with your high-resolution logo to Melanie Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 785-532-7216, or mail to: C. Clyde Run Fun Run and Walk, 110 Calvin Hall, 802 Mid-Campus Drive South, Manhattan, KS 66506. Sponsorships are tax deductible through Shepherd's Crossing.
For more information, please contact Melanie Horton at 785-532-7227.
Join the fun
To participate in any of the day's events, register online or visit Manhattan Running Company. The entry fee is $20 for students, $25 for nonstudents, $10 for children under 16 and $80 per team of four. The fee includes an event T-shirt.