Ivy Tech – Columbus schedules 7th annual Couch Tater event

COLUMBUS – The 7th annual Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus Couch Tater 5K Run/Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Participants—individuals and groups—are invited to run, walk, or take a leisurely stroll and to bring their “tater tots and little sprouts in strollers.”  All proceeds will be used for Ivy Tech – Columbus scholarships and programs. 

Participants may wish to benefit an Ivy Tech program or school by collecting sponsorships from friends and neighbors for their run or walk.  Funds collected may be designated for specific scholarships or academic programs. 

The registration form is available on the Ivy Tech – Columbus website at www.ivytech.edu/columbus/. The entry fee is $20 per person; on the day of the race, it is $25.  Early check-in is noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Ivy Tech.  Race Day check-in is at 8:00 a.m. in Ivy Tech’s parking lot.

After registering for the Couch Tater, participants may want post a running tip on facebook.  The tip with the most “likes” will win a free night at the Hotel Indigo – Columbus.  The runner-up will receive a free night at Charwood SuitesColumbus.

The 5K Run course is certified by USA Track & Field (Certification Code:  IN 07001 MW) and is recognized by Road Runners Club of America.  First- and second-place plaques for men and women and age division medals will be awarded.  The 5K Walk is a non-competitive family fitness walk for those who prefer a leisurely pace.  Walkers may be timed if they wish.

Sponsors for the event include: Championship Level – KORN Country 100.3 and Boyer Machine & Tool;  Platinum Level – Southern Indiana Orthopedics, Frasier Chiropractic and Sports Clinic, AVI, and Walmart;  Gold Level – LHP, Inc., Hotel Indigo, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, Scott Taskey-Century 21 Breeden Realtors, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC., Elwood Staffing Services, Michelle’s Renaissance Beauty Salon, and Brands, Inc.

Information:  aables@ivytech.edu or 812-374-5334.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution; it has 23 campuses within 14 regions throughout the State of Indiana and serves nearly 200,000 students annually.  The Ivy Tech-Columbus Region includes the six counties of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, and the southern portion of Johnson.  More than 6,700 students are enrolled in its 23 academic programs within the Schools of Business, Education, Fine Arts & Design, Technology, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, Public & Social Services, and Nursing.  The Department of Workforce & Economic Development, which works in partnership with business and industry, serves over 1,500 students annually.

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