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Ohio Wesleyan University to Host Marv Frye 5K Race May 21
Event to Benefit OWU athletics, kick off NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships

May 2, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Runners are invited to sprint over to Ohio Wesleyan University on May 21 to participate in the inaugural Marv Frye 5k race, named in honor of Frye, who coached Battling Bishop cross country and track & field athletes for 37 years.

The 5k race will take participants on a scenic tour of Ohio Wesleyan’s 200-acre campus, beginning and ending at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St. On race day, participants are invited to begin checking in at 8 a.m., with the race stepping off at 9 a.m.

The registration fee is $30 per person and includes an event T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Team OWU, a fund-raising program that provides operating income for Ohio Wesleyan’s 23 varsity athletic teams.

The Marv Frye 5k is being held as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s celebration of being selected to host the NCAA Division III men’s and women’s national outdoor track & field championships May 26-28. Nearly 800 student-athletes from across the country will participate in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) championships.

The championships will begin at noon each day at Selby Stadium and last until approximately 10 p.m. May 26-27 and 6 p.m. May 28. Spectators will see some of the country’s most accomplished college athletes compete in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1500-meter run, 5000-meter run, 10,000-meter run, 3000-meter steeplechase, 100-meter hurdles, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, javelin, shot put, discus, hammer, heptathlon, and decathlon. Relay events include the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays.

Admission for the championships will be $8 per day for adults or $20 for a three-day pass, and $5 per day for students and senior citizens or $12 for a three-day pass. Children 3 and under will be admitted free.

Learn more about the NCAA championships, including volunteer opportunities.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.