|WILBURTON, Okla. – The Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni Association set a new personal record for donations with its 5th Annual Mountaineer 5K in November 2020.
The alumni association received more than $12,000 in donations from participants and donors, despite having to hold the race virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These donations will be used to provide scholarships for deserving students at Eastern.
“We were, of course, disappointed that we were unable to hold the race in person this year,” said Teresa Brady, EOSC Foundation and Alumni Relations Executive Director. “But we were blown away by the number of people who participated and the amount of donations. We raised about $2,000 more than last year.”
The virtual race was held Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2020, with 313 participants running individually, recording their own times and submitting them with their entry forms online or by mail.
The 6th Annual Mountaineer 5K is scheduled for Nov. 13, 2021. More information will be released at a later date.