It was a risky move scheduling OSUIT’s first Glow on the Go Run in February, but it’s a risk that paid off.
“Snow was a huge concern,” said Taylor Shatwell, chairwoman of the Student Activities Board and Allied Health Sciences student. “We got lucky.”
Just one week before the scheduled evening event, snow still dappled the ground and the temperatures were below freezing. But in classic Oklahoma fashion, the temperatures Wednesday, the day of the run, are expected to reach the upper 60s.
The Glow of the Go Run will start at 6 p.m., Wednesday at Wilson Commons, outside the Miller-Kamm North and South residence halls. The run will take a two-mile path through the OSUIT campus before ending at the intramural fields for a 100-meter dash and relay competition at 7 p.m.
Prizes include $25 gift certificates to the Book Store.
People can register in advance by getting tickets at Covelle Hall or they can register the evening of the run starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $2 and includes glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklace or for $10, a t-shirt is included with registration.
This is the first event organized and sponsored by the SAB, which re-launched last semester, Shatwell said.
“We started planning the run last semester. It gets people active. You can walk or run it. People with families can bring their kids,” she said.”
So far about two dozen people have already registered with many more expected to register on the day of the run.
Jasmione Clark, a SAB member and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration student, said he’s been promoting the run while working at Covelle Hall.
“The students I’ve talked to have been excited about it. I’ve talked to the guys who are at Covelle all the time working out and running on the treadmills,” Clark said. “A lot of people have said they were going to come. If we have 75 to 100 people, that would be a great turnout.”
Proceeds from the run registration fees go right back into SAB budget and toward future campus events.
“The board’s mission isn’t to make a profit,” Shatwell said. “We want to launch different events to get students involved.”
The more people participate, the larger the budget for bigger and better events for the campus community.
Clark and Shatwell hope the run also gives the SAB more exposure to the student body.
“We’re looking for new members,” Shatwell said, and applications for SAB will be available at the run. “If you want to help plan these events, be a part of the board.”
Interested students can also attend a SAB meeting. The group meets weekly at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Student Union.