GENESEO — This year’s Friday Knight 5k run will take place on Friday, Oct. 16. The race will cover parts of SUNY Geneseo campus, beginning near the college’s running track. New this year, the race is part of the College’s Presidential Inauguration to celebrate the College’s new President, Denise Battles.
The 5k, which has always been part of the College’s homecoming weekend, boasts overall awards and post-race pizza. In addition, a “Fastest Kids on the Block” 100 meter race will take place before the start of the 5k. The event benefits SUNY Geneseo’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
“President Battles will be the starter for the event this year,” said Assistant Cross Country Coach Chris Popovici. “We hope to have a strong turnout by the campus in conjunction with this.”
The course takes participants through the campus of SUNY Geneseo, weaving through the College’s historic buildings and presenting challenging hills. Runners and walkers alike will start on Letchworth Drive before tackling the remainder of the campus.
This year, the race will begin at 6:00 p.m. to allow more people to arrive after their work day.