ETSU athletics to hold virtual 5K run/walk

Published 9:22 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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JOHNSON CITY – Buccaneer fans, lace up your sneakers and participate in the ETSU Athletics Virtual 5K Run/Walk to be held Oct. 24-Nov. 1. Proceeds from this event will benefit our “All Hands on Deck” Commitment to Excellence initiative.

“The ETSU Athletics Virtual 5K Run/Walk is a fun, unique, yet special opportunity that enables us to race for a cause, while engaging with our ETSU family during these challenging times,” said ETSU Associate Director for External Operations Calvin Claggett.

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“We are excited to work with Elite Feats in our efforts to unite our friends and family so we may continue the commitment to excellence in serving our student-athletes.”


Participate for the race anytime between Oct. 24 thru Nov. 1
Run/walk whenever and wherever you prefer
The cost for the 5K is $35; Bucky Mile for kids is $25
Each registrant will receive a custom ETSU neck gaiter and race bib … Neck gaiters and bib mailing begins Oct. 19 (please allow 3-5 business days to receive)
Follow ETSU Marketing on Spotify and listen to gameday tunes while you run/walk
For more information or to register for this event, please visit

Record the distance and time via your smartphone, smartwatch, Fitbit, etc.
During the dates of the race window, visit click on the event
Search for your name – click UPDATE
Enter your time
Upload up to 5 photos
The last day to register and post times is Nov. 1

Proceeds from this event will support the “All Hands on Deck” Commitment to Excellence Initiative, which is designed to support our student-athletes and athletic department as we push through the challenges created by COVID-19.

With the “All Hands on Deck” approach, donations of any amount can help make a difference. These gifts will directly benefit scholarships, student-athlete development, health and safety services, recruiting, nutrition, academics, strength and conditioning, and the continuation of the complete student-athlete experience.

To discuss making an investment, please call Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations, Dr. Matt McGahey, at (423) 439-5925 or email at

For more information on the “All Hands on Deck” Commitment to Excellence initiative or to make a gift online, please visit