Carl Albert State College to Host Half Marathon along with 5K on March 29, 2014
The annual Carl Albert State College Vike Hike 5K has a new component this year – a Half Marathon has been added to the event. Saturday March 29, 2014 in Poteau, Oklahoma is the date set for both races.
According to Hali Repass, one of the event organizers, both courses are USATF certified. The Half will travel along the Poteau Scenic Bypass, with northbound lanes shut down to all traffic, and then will follow the traditional Vike Hike 5K course. Maps for both courses are on MapMyRun.com and at vikehike.carlalbert.edu.
Race administrators are encouraging early registration and it is open until January 15. Early registrants will be able to enter the Half for $50 and the 5K for $25. All finishers will receive a medal and a shirt.
Repass explained that an Expo will be held on campus the night prior to the event and those details will be made available as well.
“We are expecting a great crowd and we are busy making sure we have plans in place for runners from the immediate area as well as those traveling from a distance to participate in our event. The vikehike.carlalbert.edu site has details about registering, accommodations, and contact information. We already have people registered from several states and look forward to even more participants as we get closer to the early registration deadline of January 15.”