Running with Cougars

Saint Xavier University will hold the 12th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk during its 2012 Homecoming Week. The race will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 from the school’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., and will travel through Evergreen Park.

Advanced registration is $30 ($25 for SXU students); race day registration is $35 ($30 for SXU students). The family rate (not available on race day) for two adults and one child 17 years or younger is $75, with a $20 charge for each additional child. For more information or to register go to, keyword “Cougar 5K.”

All participants will receive a white cotton long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt. Participants that register before Monday, Sept. 10 can purchase a red dry-tech long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt for an additional $5. Exclusive Cougar 5K black quarter-zip jackets also are on sale for $25 through the online registration form or in the Shannon Center at the Chicago campus.

All participants will also receive a ticket to the Homecoming football game at 6 p.m., when the defending NAIA national champion Cougars will take on University of Saint Francis.