Coker to Host K9-5K During Homecoming 2012

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 2, 2012 – Community members, students and alumni, racing with or without their canine companions, are invited to participate in Coker’s second K9-5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The race will begin and end at the campus entrance in front of Davidson Hall.

The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

The K9-5K race is administered by the Carolina Running Company, whose vision is to help grow a culture of running and physical activity within the community. All proceeds will benefit the Darlington Humane Society.

“Our primary goal is to increase student participation as part of our students’ ongoing efforts to establish holistic, healthy lifestyles,” said Brandon Fain, director of intramurals and COBRAFIT, a campus program for students, faculty and staff that is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles. “We also hope to see a continuation of the amazing community support we enjoyed last year.  As an overall target, we’d like to see 300 or more participants join the race in support of the Humane Society.”

Participants can pre-register through Sept. 24 or register on race day, per the following prices:

Before Sept. 24 After Sept. 24
Coker Students and children under 6 years old free free
Children ages 6 to 10Table Cell $10 $10
Coker faculty and staff $15 $15
Community members (over 10 years old) $20 $25

An awards ceremony and celebration will be held after the race, at about 9:15 a.m.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Tiffany Wilson at 843-861-6732 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For more information about the Darlington County Humane Society, visit


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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