Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Richard Stockton College to Host Alumni Legacy Fund 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk

Oct. 6 Event to Benefit Scholarship Fund in Honor of Longtime Stockton Administrator and Olympian G. Larry James

Galloway Township, NJ- The 6th Annual Alumni Legacy Fund 5K run and 2-mile walk will take participants along The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s scenic Pinelands trails in memory of G. Larry James, Stockton’s former director of Athletics and Recreation.

The event honors the late G. Larry James, a longtime Stockton administrator and Olympian, and benefits the scholarship fund named in his memory. Rain or shine, the event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. On-site registration and check-in will be held outside the Stockton College Sports Center in Parking Lot 5 at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start.  

To pre-register, visit There is a $25 fee (or pledges) due no later than Oct. 4. The top pledge-raiser will be awarded a prize, but total pledge amounts must be submitted no later than Oct. 6 to qualify.

The first 100 registrants receive a DriFit t-shirt, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers.

The late G. Larry James, nicknamed "The Mighty Burner," won a gold medal as a member of the 1968 United States Olympic 4 x 400-meter relay team, which held the longest-standing world record in the sport of Track and Field. He won a silver medal for the 400-meter event at the same Olympic Games in Mexico City. James was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003 and into Stockton’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.


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