Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern to host 8th Annual Mountaineer 5K in November

September 13, 2023

Eastern Oklahoma State College is set to hold its 8th Annual Mountaineer 5K on November 11, 2023, in downtown Wilburton.

The races are part of Eastern’s 2023 Homecoming festivities and are being hosted by the Eastern Alumni Association. All age groups are encouraged to participate by running or walking.

Pre-registration is open now through Oct. 20 and guarantees a race T-shirt. Pre-registration costs $35 or $25 for Eastern students. Visit eosc.edu/alumni to download a registration form.

Late and on-site registration will cost $40 with T-shirts available on a first come, first served basis. All race proceeds will benefit the Eastern Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Participants will meet on the west side of El Jimador Mexican Restaurant located at the intersection of Main St. and Central Ave.

This year’s runs are registered with the Choctaw Nation’s Promoting Active Communities Everywhere program. The initiative promotes the importance of regular physical activity through running or walking and is free and open to the public. Applicants need only to reside in the Choctaw Nation service area to be eligible. Members are sponsored for a designated number of PACE-approved walks/runs throughout the year. PACE registrations are also due by Oct. 20.

Elite Race Company will provide accurate run times by using the IPICO chip timing system. The system uses small tracking chips which are placed in a disposable bib ring. Medallions will be awarded to the top three finishers in multiple age categories and the first overall male and female participant will receive an award.

For more information, contact Teresa Brady at 918-465-1761 or tbrady@eosc.edu.

Information about the Choctaw Nation’s PACE program, including an application form and race registration form, can be found at choctawnation.com/pace.