Westmonsters sign up for this year's 5k

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Do you want to get some exercise? How about support the Westmont athletic teams? Better yet, get breakfast cooked by a professional chef after it all? You should check out the “Westmonster 5k” that is being held on September 27th!

Every year Trisha Beaudin and the athletic department put on this event to raise funds that go directly to the scholarship money for the athletes on campus. Generally it is held during the summer before students come back to campus, but to try and increase the number of participants, they have decided to hold it during the school year and get more students involved!

The race is going to be held through the winding trails of our scenic campus at 8am on the 27th. The “monster” challenge of the race, according to Trisha, is having to run up the page hill. But great is the reward for finishing the run. Athletic director Dave Odell knows a professional chef and will be providing breakfast for all of the participants. Then to top it all off, you can then go and cheer on both the men and women’s soccer teams who are playing home games versus The Master’s at 12:00 and 2:30.

Current student Rob Limkeman is already signed up for the 5k and is looking forward to running with other Westmont students for a good cause. “I have had athletes as my residents and enjoy them being here” stated Rob. The scholarship fund is a quintessential part of the sports programs because many athletes, including myself, would not be able to afford coming to Westmont if it wasn’t for the help we get from scholarships.

2013 Westmont Alum Matt Day is also signed up for the 5k and he is eager with anticipation to participate in this event. A 2012 All-American, Matt ran cross-country and track for Westmont and has taken a break from it since graduating. He sees this race as a springboard to getting back into shape and a revisiting of the racing atmosphere that he was able to enjoy at Westmont in league as well as at nationals. He cherished his time as a student-athlete at Westmont and states that, “I signed up for this 5k to honor those memories and to make new ones.”


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