Race into Death Valley: Tiger 10K Set for Dec. 3
Inaugural event includes 5k, 10k and kid’s mile races finishing at 50 yard line of Tiger Stadium
BATON ROUGE – LSU Athletics, in conjunction with SportsBR (formerly Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation) and FRESHJUNKIE Racing, is hosting a new event at Tiger Stadium, the Tiger 10K. This multi-race event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, and will take place in and around LSU’s campus and will finish on the 50-yard line of Tiger Stadium. The race will offer 5k, 10k and Kids Mile options. Participants will “Race Into Death Valley” followed by a post-race celebration outside the stadium featuring music, food, and refreshments. All runners will receive a Finisher’s Medal, Tiger 10K t-shirt and SWAG Bag
“SportsBR is excited to partner with LSU Athletics and FRESHJUNKIE Racing to put together a first-class event for our community that ties the tradition of Tiger Stadium to active lifestyle events,” said Eric Engemann, president & CEO of SportsBR. “Events like Tiger 10k further enhance quality of life for all citizens of our area and provide another opportunity for our community to gather for a very unique experience.”
LSU Athletics, SportsBR and FRESHJUNKIE Racing are proud to bring the Tiger 10K to Baton Rouge for the first time and believe that it will provide a unique running experience that will attract both traditional runners and those who make this their first race. The LSU Student Athlete Life Skills Program will be the beneficiary of the event, with a portion of the Tiger 10K proceeds supporting total student-athlete development within the LSU campus and community.
Race day will kick off with 5K and 10K both starting promptly at 8 a.m., followed by the Kid’s Mile starting at 10:30 a.m. Due to the expected number of participants, runners will be seeded according to pace and the races will start in waves of 200-300 runners every 30-45 seconds. Corrals will open 30 minutes prior to race start for runners to find their appropriate starting location.
Course maps and race details and links to register can be found on the event website, www.tiger10k.com. This race is expected to sell out so runners thinking about racing should register early.
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