OBU students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community still have time to register for the Fifth Annual Bison Stampede. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 a.m. on the campus of OBU in Shawnee during homecoming festivities. Proceeds benefit OBU students, faculty, and staff involved in Global Outreach Trips this school year and next summer.
This USATF sanctioned and certified event features a 10k, 5k and One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants may register for the Bison Stampede now through Nov. 11 at the RAWC. Online registration will close on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at noon. Cost for the One Mile Fun Run/Walk is $20, the 5K is $30 and the 10K is $40. Registration includes a race t-shirt, and participants will also receive finisher medals. The overall top male and female 5K and 10K finishers will receive a gift basket.
Event packet pick-up, including the race day bib, will be held at the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC) on the OBU campus Friday, Nov. 11, from 2-8 p.m. and beginning at 6:15 a.m. the day of the race, with the races starting at 7 a.m. Runners may still register the morning of the race, but t-shirts will not be guaranteed at that time.
Global Outreach trips are coordinated by the Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach, which seeks to partner with students, faculty and staff to engage a diverse world. The center provides opportunities for students to reach out to people in Shawnee, Oklahoma City, the United States, and all around the globe. Through global and local outreach, their global perspective will be challenged through the integration of faith and education.
Sponsors for the 2016 Bison Stampede include Paul Milburn Acreages and Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Green & Gold Sponsor Level (with a gift of $1,000 or more); MidFirst Bank, Edward Jones investments, and Tack Designs at the Herd Sponsor Level (with a gift of $500 or more); and Boom-a-Rang Diner, Immanuel Baptist Church of Shawnee, Eric’s Pharmacy, Communication Federal Credit Union, Bison Federal Credit Union, Action Physical Therapy, Gardner Insurance Agency, Starbucks Coffee, McAlister’s Deli, KIND, and MacArthur Storage at the Bison Sponsor Level (with a gift $100 or more).