What is this?
The Inaugural Wingate Jorts Mile is a one mile run/walk that begins and ends at the new campus fountain on former Camden Promenade! The course runs through the main campus, including the academic quad, South Village quad, by the library, over the Burris seal, and beneath the graduation arc. The finish will run the former camden promenade where participants will cross the finish line near the new fountain. The kicker is this; participants are asked to participate wearing a pair of jorts (jean shorts).
Where do the proceeds go?
20% of all funds raised will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
60% will go to 3 additional charities (20% each) that are not yet determined. Race participants are asked to suggest charities, and the top 3 suggested will receive the donation! E-mail suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
20% of the proceeds will be used to cover race costs. Any extra money raised will be divided evenly among the 4 charities.
A Word From the Race Directors:
"We are excited to host what we would like to see become an annual and traditional event here at Wingate University! Come out and represent your fraternity, sorority, club, team, or group, and don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in the Inaugural Wingate Jorts Mile! We hope to see you at the start line!"
-Hunter, James, and Andrew
I'd like to run, now what?
You can sign up here for $5, plus a $1.27 processing fee. Just print your ticket and bring it to check-in on race day which begins at 9 a.m! or you can contact Hunter, Andrew, or James at:
and sign up with us with no processing fee charge.
-This is not a timed event. If you would like to know your time, please wear a watch. (We will provide a time clock, but no official times will be recorded.)
-There will be awards for the first place male and female finishers.
-The race will be run, rain or shine!
-Follow us on Twitter @JortsMile for daily jorts quotes from Wingate students and race information updates!