Emporia State’s John Blaufuss Memorial Run/Walk Slated for Saturday

The 3rd Annual John Blaufuss Memorial 5K race and 2-mile walk begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Sauder Alumni Center, 1500 Highland St. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and a reception at the center will follow the race.

All proceeds from the annual event, sponsored this year by Barnhart Builders, will benefit ESU’s General Scholarship Fund. Members of the media may contact Jesse Tuel at (620) 341-5440 to learn more about the event and the late John Blaufuss. To register or learn more about the race, contact Mike Crouch at (620) 341-5440. Event details can also be found at www.emporia.edu/saf/foundation/annualscholarshipdrive.htm.

The 5K running course and the 2-mile walking course will remain on campus. The cost of the run is $15 in advance, $20 on race day. T-shirts will be available for the first 200 runners/walkers. To register or find more information, visit www.emporia.edu/saf/foundation/annualscholarshipdrive.htm.

John Blaufuss, a beloved figure at Emporia State University, was killed by a drunk driver while jogging in December 2005. The ESU controller served ESU for more than 30 years, and was a firm believer in supporting ESU and contributed to numerous scholarship funds for students. At the first Blaufuss Run/Walk in 2006, in honor of Blaufuss, ESU dedicated a statue of Corky the Hornet in Union Square.

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