RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 6, 2013) - The annual M Week 5K/10K run, which has been renamed the Wharton Memorial Run in honor of the late School of Mines president, will be Saturday, Sept. 21.
Registration is from 8-9 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. at Founders Park. The 5K runs straight to the quad on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus, and the 10K will follow a loop up M Hill and then finish on the quad. Music, awards and prizes for top finishers will follow. All participants will receive an Inaugural Wharton Memorial sport shirt.
The race has been renamed in honor of Mines former president, Robert Wharton, Ph.D., who had a passion for outdoor adventures. He passed away last fall.
To register early, participants may contact the Runner's Shop at 41 East Omaha Street or at (605) 348-7866. Participants may also contact Mark Urban in the Dean's Office, Surbeck Center, at (605) 394-2533 or Kim Osberg at CAMP, civil and mechanical building, at (605) 394-2500, both on campus. A link to the application can be found at http://www.camp-sdmines.com.
The run is sponsored by the School of Mines Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (CAMP).
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sdsmt.