C. Clyde Run: Sept. 28, 2013



Dear Friends,
In 2012, the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University hosted the inaugural C. Clyde Run/Fun Run/Walk to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing.  This event was established to honor the college’s first dean, C. Clyde Jones.  The inaugural C. Clyde Run/Fun Run/Walk was a great success!  We had 200 racers and 48 sponsors at various levels, raising a total of $13,500 for Shepherd’s Crossing!  In addition, we received $16,183.00 in total sponsorships including $5,593 in gifts-in-kind for t-shirts, food, and great prizes.    

C. Clyde RunThe 2013 C. Clyde Run/Fun Run/Walk will be held on September 28, 2013.  The event will be open to the community with race routes set throughout the campus in increments of 1 mile, 5K and 10K.  Individuals of all ages and abilities will be able to participate.  The CBA Business Ambassadors will lead this event with all proceeds to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing.

Event sponsors are being sought.  As a sponsor, we will list your organization on our website and in our publicity materials.  Our highest level sponsors will enjoy booth space in the starting area on race day to interact with the participants and spectators. 

Please review the sponsorship form listing all sponsorship benefits.  We would appreciate your sponsorship response as soon as possible so that your donation can be acknowledged on all publicity materials.  Please complete the sponsorship form and fax to the attention of Chance Berndt at

785-532-7216 or mail to C. Clyde Run/Fun Run/Walk, 110 Calvin Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506.  For questions, please contact Chance at 785-532-7227 or cberndt@k-state.edu. Sponsorships are tax deductible through Shepherd’s Crossing

Also, plan to run or walk in the annual event on September 28.  Bring the entire family for a fun day of food, fun, and philanthropy.  See the Runner Registration form and plan to enter!  With your support, we are sure that this event will be an even greater success in educating our students about community involvement and assisting those throughout the community in financial need through the great work of Shepherd’s Crossing. 

We hope you will join us as a sponsor, a runner/walker, or both for the second annual C. Clyde Run/Fun Run/Walk and help Shepherd’s Crossing to assist those in need.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Best regards,

Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley Family Dean
C. Clyde Jones, Emeritus Dean


About the C. Clyde Run

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kansas State University College of Business Administration in 1962, the college hosts the  "C. Clyde Run" Fun Run/Walk for charity in honor of the first college dean, C. Clyde Jones. 

Jones is a tireless volunteer to K-State and the Manhattan community. He is especially involved with the work of Shepherd's Crossing, a local ecumenical ministry that offers budget counseling, referrals, and financial support to residents in Riley County and St. George. The inaugural C. Clyde Run Fun Run took place in conjunction with K-State Family Day, September 15, 2012.

The event is open to the entire community with race routes set throughout the campus in increments of 1 mile, 5 K and 10K. Individuals of all ages and abilities will be able to participate. CBA Business Ambassadors will lead this event with assistance from the newly established Young Business Alumni – Circle 62. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Shepherd's Crossing.


2013 Resources

Online Runner Registration

Runner Registration (PDF)

Sponsor Form (PDF)

2013 Brochure (PDF)

2013 Route

Manhattan Running Company Logo

Manhattan Running Company will time the 2013 event. They use theChronotrack chip time systems allowing races to be timed in a complete and professional manner

2012 Sponsors

  • Varney's Bookstore
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Citizen's National Bank
  • Steele & Pipe Supply
  • Phil & Margarete Howe
  • Pepsico- Manhattan
  • McCain Performance Series
  • Local Food & Friends
  • GTM Sportswear
  • Affordable Pups
  • Bayer Construction Co., Inc
  • Walter & Jean Hencklemann
  • Steve & Cathy Lacy
  • Jones Family
  • K-State Libraries
  • Dental Associates
  • Griffith Lumber
  • Bill & Marlene Trenkle
  • Commerce Bank
  • K-State Institute for Commecialization
  • Manhattan Arts Center
  • Barry's Drug Center
  • Varney & Associates
  • CPAs, LLC
  • Mr. Joe Miller
  • Dr. Ike Ehie
  • della Voce
  • Sunset Zoo
  • Bruce McMillan, Architects
  • Harry's

2012 Run Times

Run times for 5K & 10K (PDF)