Founders Day 5K
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM (CST)
Registration Begins At 7:30 AM at Centennial Plaza
Awards For Top Male/female, 1st Three Finishers (Each Category)
Age Categories: 5k Overall, 5 Year Increments To Age 70 And Up
1k Race Starts At 9:00am And 5k Race Starts At 9:30am 5K Race is Chipped Timed.
DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY AFTER THE RACE
FREE T-SHIRT GUARANTEED TO FIRST 600 RUNNERS
Entry Fees: $15 per person - Pre-Register | $20 per person - Day of Race
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call: Eric Pool (918) 444-5881 and email@example.com
As you enter Northeastern State University’s Tahlequah campus, the paved walkway leading from Muskogee Avenue will take you on a path that embodies the history and heritage of NSU. From the bronze sculpture of Sequoyah, noted 19th century Cherokee diplomat and creator of the Cherokee syllabary, to the clocktower on Seminary Hall that is a symbol of this institution, you will participate in a very unique experience.
Back in 1846, Northeastern State University was founded as the Cherokee National Female Seminary. This historic link to the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory make Northeastern the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma. The original Seminary was built in Park Hill south of Tahlequah and destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday 1887. On May 7, 1889, the Cherokee National Female Seminary was dedicated north of Tahlequah, where it would continue to provide learning opportunities for young women for 20 years. Seminary Hall is now the historic centerpiece of Northeastern State, and each year on May 7, Descendants of Seminarians gather to observe Seminaries Homecoming in honor of our first students.
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