St. Johns River State College will present its second annual Viking 5K Run on Saturday, May 23. The fun-filled event is open to runners, health-walkers, families and anyone who seeks to raise his or her heart rate and support SJR State’s athletic programs. All proceeds are deposited by the SJR State Foundation and administered by the SJR State Athletic Association according to the needs of the athletic department and student-athletes.
The Viking 5K Run will begin at 8:00 a.m., starting at the Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison Street, Palatka. Pre-registration for the race is $25 for the general public and $20 for SJR State employees, students and alumni. Registrations will be accepted on the morning of the race with a $30 entry fee.
The overall male and female winners of the Viking 5K will each receive a $100 prize, and awards will be presented for first, second and third place male and female winners in each age division.
The Viking 5K Run is presented by Waste Pro with gold-level sponsorship provided by Baker’s Sporting Goods, Oliver Oaks and Vines, and Putnam Community Medical Center; silver-level sponsorship provided by Haven Hospice and Futch’s Landscaping/Lowman Fence Company/North East Florida Architectural Metals; and bronze-level sponsorship provided by Papa John’s Pizza and Armstrong Roofing, Inc.