The 17th annual race begins at 9 a.m. on St. Xavier's main campus at 3700 W. 103rd St. in Mount Greenwood.
It costs $35 for runners and walkers to register for the race. A family rate for up to three people is $75, and each additional family member pays $25. Those who register on the day of the race will pay $40 each. The family rate will not be available on race day.
A $5 discount is available for faculty, staff, alumni and students. And another $5 discount is available for anyone who registers before Tuesday. Registration can be completed online.
Those who complete the race will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt as well as tickets to the Cougar's football game vs. Taylor University, which begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 30.
Prize money will also be awarded to the top three runners in men’s and women’s categories. First-place winners receive $150 each. Second-place finishers receive $100 each, and third-place finishers receive $50 each.
If contestants break a record, they will receive $100. The current record for women is 18:34, and 15:21 for men.
Those who register for St. Xavier University's Cougar 5K Run/Walk will receive a free ticket to the homecoming football game at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. [Supplied Photo]
The Cougar 5K is also one of six courses that are part of the “I Run Evergreen Park” Challenge for 2017. People who participate in at least three of these races will receive a medal, a certificate and a $10 Jimmy John's gift card.
Post-race activities also include massages, free blood-pressure checks, face-painting, an inflatable slide, balloons and an appearance from Champ — St. Xavier's mascot. There will also be refreshments from the Country House Restaurant, Jimmy John's, Barraco’s, Mariano’s, Calabria, KIND Bar and Aquafina.
For more information, call the Cougar 5K hotline at 773-298-3592.