CCAC South Campus to host its first community 5K on Sunday, October 14

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

South Campus President Charlene Newkirk to participate.South 5k

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus will host its first-ever 5K race on Sunday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the college and the wider community. Proceeds from the race will benefit CCAC South Campus student clubs and organizations.

Trophies will be awarded to the overall top male and female winners, and medals will be awarded to the top three males and the top three females in each age group. Runners will be competing in seven age groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

CCAC South Campus President Charlene Newkirk explained that the race is aligned with the collegewide effort to promote wellness, fitness and civility. Proceeds from the race will support student life programs for students as well as enhance engagement with the community. Newkirk will participate in the race, and she is encouraging the college and wider community to do the same. She is also promising "lots of fun" at the event.

"Through the hard work and determination of many students, administrators and staff, we have finally succeeded in making a 5K race a reality," said Newkirk. "This is an opportunity for our students and members of our community to experience the first ever 5k race at CCAC South Campus. We sincerely hope that everyone will join us, either as a volunteer, as a participant or as a spectator."

Cost to register through Oct. 7 is $25. CCAC students will receive a $5 discount. There will be no same day registration.

Race check-in and bib pick-up will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at 10:00 a.m. across from the campus bus stop and will end under the bridge to B Building. Parking will be available in G lot. The campus will be closed to traffic between 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The South Campus Student Government Association is sponsoring the race, and many students involved in clubs and organizations at the campus will serve as volunteers on race day.

For more information or to register, go to

CCAC South Campus is located at 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin, PA 15122.


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