GS sorority partners with brother fraternity to host breast cancer 5K

Chyna James

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Zeta Phi Beta is partnering with Phi Beta Sigma to host “StrideZ in Pink,” a 5K run dedicated to raise awareness for breast cancer and bring people together.

StrideZ in Pink coordinator, Sydnei Turner, calls the 5K a “fun run” because it’s not competitive and there is no trophy at the end. Participants can choose to walk or run.

“I’m very excited,” Turner said. “I have really high hopes, and I know that we’re going to make connections with the businesses and with the people of the community.”

Several vendors, including apartment complexes and local restaurants, will have stations at the event.

The sorority will have a table for registration between the Russell Union and the University Bookstore Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but runners can also register online.

Registration for the 5K is $15 prior to the event and $20 on the day of the run. Runners will receive a t-shirt at check-in on the day of the race. The 5K will be on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will begin at the Recreational Activity Center (RAC) pavilion.

To volunteer for the event or to request more information, contact Sydnei Turner at [email protected] or Stanley Heard at [email protected]