Run For The Paw Virtual 5K Raises Over $3,500

WAYNE – Nearly 150 individuals participated in the inaugural Run for the Paw 5K through late September into early October.

According to a release from the Wayne State College Athletics Department, the virtual 5K was held between September 27 – October 2. Over $3,500 was raised from the event which will go towards student-athlete scholarships at WSC.

Winners were announced by Megan Finn, WSC Director of Athletic Development and organizer of the event. Jordan Bramblett from Prescott, Arizona with a time of 15:44 was the fastest male runner while Arianna Anderson of Prescott, Arizona was named the fastest female winner at 18:58. Awarded the best post-race selfie was Beverly Evans of Aurelia, Iowa, a 1975 Wayne State graduate.

2020 Run for the Paw Results

“For the first year, we were extremely pleased with the participation of nearly 150 people from all over the nation,” remarked Finn.  “We raised over $3,500 for student-athlete scholarships thanks to the participants and Pac N Save, who sponsored the shirts for the event.  I received dozens and dozens of emails with post-race selfies from alumni and supporters.  It was great to see everyone have fun supporting Wayne State in their Wildcat gear.”

The first-ever event attracted 145 participants and 82 submitted results.