OSU Scrub Run to benefit childhood cancer research

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TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the 36th annual 5K Scrub Run on Saturday, April 25, to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.

“The Scrub Run is a fun way to give back to the community and to encourage exercise and healthiness,” said second-year OSU medical student Sepideh Darbandi, Scrub Run chair for the Student Osteopathic Medical Association. “This is something we look forward to every year and we are proud that the proceeds will support finding a cure for cancer in children.”

The event will feature a 5K and one-mile fun run at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W. 17th Street. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. and the fun run starts at 9:05 a.m. A free health fair, a raffle and children’s activities will follow the run at 10 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the top female and male runner and in each age group. The top three finishers in the fun run will also receive a prize. In addition, a prize will be awarded to the “Fastest Scrubs.” Registered runners will receive a free T-shirt.

Packet pickup will be available on April 23-24 at Tulsa Runner, 9708 Riverside Parkway.

Early registration for both the 5K and one-mile fun run will be available online until March 15. Early registration is $25 for the 5K run and $15 for the fun run. Race day registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run.

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