Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SD Mines Hosts 7th Annual Homecoming Week Run in Honor of President Wharton

Find more on the 2017 Wharton Challenge here.

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s CAMP program will hold the 7th annual Wharton Challenge 5k/10k run on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017. The event was first held in 2011, and then renamed in 2012 after the passing of SD Mines President, Robert Wharton.  He had a passion for many outdoor adventures including running.

Registration is from 8-9 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.  Both races begin at Founders Park in Rapid City. The 5k runs straight to the Quad in the center of the Mines campus. The 10k loops up M hill before ending on the Quad. Registration is $20 for all Mines students, faculty and staff as well as current Black Hills Runners Club Members, community at large is priced at $25. 

Awards for top finishers and swag for all that register are provided.

Early registration can be made at the CAMP office in the Civil Mechanical building at Mines or online.


About SD Mines  

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 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu

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