Bob Bridgman Memorial 5k

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The Bob Bridgman Memorial 5k race is scheduled this year for its normal time at 8:30 am on Memorial Day at Mansfield University’s Shaute Baseball Field (corner of 4th and Clinton Streets).  The annual event is held in memory of Bob, who taught Mathematics at Mansfield for 30 years, beginning in 1963.  He was an avid tennis player and used to run the Tennis Tournaments in the 1970’s at MU, but when his knees could no longer take the back-and-forth motion, he switched to running and raced competitively for 25 years at hundreds of events, mostly in North Central Pennsylvania and New York State’s Southern Tier.  He qualified for the Boston Marathon a few times, though he was never comfortable in big cities and that wasn’t his style.  He loved the local running community, where he had many friends on the racing circuit and this was perhaps his favorite thing about the sport. He often said that he “lived life from one Saturday to the next.”

• Proceeds to benefit the Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, M.U. Cross Country, M.H.S. Cross Country, the Bob Bridgman Memorial Scholarship at M.U., and Mansfield Ambulance
• T-Shirts to the first 100 registrants
• Age Groups:  12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
• Wheel Measured Course
• Insta-Results professional timing
• One Water Stop, Refreshments at the Finish Line, No Duplication of Awards
• Registration Fee: Pre-Registration – $15 (must be postmarked by May 23rd)
Registration on Day of Race – $20
• Please bring a bag of dry cat or dog food, which will be donated to the SCAS
• Kid’s Fun-Run  (no charge, all participants receive finisher’s medal)