Saturday over 1,000 runners will dash around the area of the Drury University campus to benefit local charity Care to Learn.
The Panther Run actually consists of three runs: a 5K, a 10K, and a 15K. The courses for the runs begin and end on the Drury University campus near the O’Reilly Family Event Center. In addition to the runs, there will be a 5K Teacher Appreciation Walk that will be an untimed event.
Participants will be competing for a share of over $20,000 in prizes from Bass Pro Shops and other vendors. All participants receive a commemorative medal and shirt after the conclusion of the races.
The event benefits Care to Learn, a local charity founded by Doug Pitt that provides funding to schools for items in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene. The organization currently has 35 chapters throughout Missouri.
“When a student’s needs go unmet, their education becomes an afterthought to survival,” Doug Pitt said in a statement.
Registration for the event is still available on the event’s website.