9 February, 2018
The Cardinal Foundation, a support organization of Gadsden State Community College, is hosting Swoop Sprint, a 5k run, at 9 a.m. March 3 on the Wallace Drive Campus. Monies collected during Swoop Sprint 5k will be used for student scholarships.
“The Cardinal Foundation exists to support the mission of Gadsden State and to provide opportunities for students,” said Steve Hildebrant, president of the Cardinal Foundation Board of Directors. “This event will change the lives of our students.”
The 5k run will begin and end at the Beck Field House. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 overall male and female participants and to the best male and female. Medals will be given to the Top 3 in each age group. The awards ceremony will begin immediately after the results are in. Winners must be present to receive their award. Trophies and medals will not be mailed.
The registration fee for Swoop Sprint is $18. Members of the Gadsden Runners Club and the Anniston Runners Club receive a $2 discount. Registration includes an electronic chipped timing bib, goody bag, pre-race snacks and finish line food. An official race day t-shirt is guaranteed if registered by Feb. 23.
Race day registration is available from 7:30 to 8 a.m.; however, it does not include a t-shirt or goody bag so pre-registration is encouraged.
A Swoop Sprint 5k Pre-Race Party and Race Registration Drive will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Blackstone Pub & Eatery in Downtown Gadsden. Pre-register for the race and win door prizes.
Pre-race packet pick-up will be at Academy Sports + Outdoors from 5 to 7 p.m. March 2. Race day packet pick-up is available from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The race starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Four levels of sponsorships are still available: Swoop! Swoop! for $1,500; Swoop There It Is for $500; Swooping In for $250 and One Fell Swoop for $100.
For more information on sponsorships and registration, contact Ashleigh Gaskin Langdale, race director, at 256-490-6642.