First Annual Discover CIU 5K & Fun Run a Success

February 08, 2012

The First Annual Discover CIU 5K & Fun Run brought together students, faculty, and staff from Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School, as well as members of the community.  The Feb. 4 event was hosted by CIU Rams Athletics and organized by CIU Cross Country Coach Jud Brooker.

Over 50 people participated in the 5K. The course winds through CIU’s 400-acre campus which includes seven miles of cut shady trails. 

The winner was 54-year-old Geary McAlister with a time of 23:42. 

Coach Brooker thanked the many volunteers who made the race a success and says visitors to the campus were impressed.

“Runners from the Columbia area thoroughly enjoyed coming onto campus for the event,” Brooker said.

The event also helped Brooker prepare for CIU’s entry into intercollegiate athletics this fall.  Check out more on CIU’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and results and photos from the 5K.