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The 12th Annual Jason Elswick Scholarship Challenge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 14. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee for runners/walkers is $20 if paid before September 1 and $25 if paid after September 1; the cost for Bluefield College students, faculty, staff (with a valid college ID) is $10. For participants who pre-register, they will receive a souvenir Elswick 5K race t-shirt.
The Jason Elswick Scholarship Challenge was created to preserve the memory of Jason Elswick who lost his life before fulfilling his dream of becoming a schoolteacher. A Bluefield College junior from Tazewell, Virginia, majoring in math education, Jason Elswick died in a car accident in October 2005. After his death, his parents, David and Pam Elswick of Tazewell, created a scholarship at BC designed to preserve his memory and to continue his legacy by providing scholarship assistance to other teacher education students just like him.
The annual Elswick 5K Challenge helps increase awareness and raise funds to support the scholarship, which provides vital assistance to BC students seeking a degree in math education and whose goals are similar to Jason’s.
Last year's race was a great success and we hope to increase our numbers by having over 100 runners/walkers this year! Please know that your support keeps Jason's hopes and dreams alive for others.
Register for this year's challenge below. We hope to see you on September 14, 2019!