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Friar 5K to Benefit PC Fund; Fanfest to Follow 
Providence, R.I.--Hundreds of runners and walkers from the Providence College community and beyond will take part in the second annual Friar 5K on Saturday, October 22.

The Friar 5K and Fanfest, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Department of Athletics, will begin at 10 a.m. on campus. The race will begin at Harkins Hall and continue throughout the streets of the Elmhurst neighborhood. The 3.1-mile course is sanctioned by the USA Track and Field association.  

While race pre-registration is closed, registration will be accepted on Friday, October 21, from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the rotunda of Harkins Hall, and on the day of the race from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Slavin Center. The entry fee is $30, and $20 for PC students and all those 18 and under. 

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Proceeds from the Friar 5K will benefit the PC Fund, the College’s annual fund. The PC Fund supports the institution’s most important needs, including financial aid to students, academic programs and resources, faculty retention and scholarship, and technology and infrastructure improvements.  

Fanfest, Mal Brown Scrimmage on tap

The Friar 5K will be held in conjunction with the Friar Fanfest, which will take place on the Slavin Center Lawn, and the men’s basketball team’s annual Mal Brown Scrimmage, which begins at 12 noon in Mullaney Gym in Alumni Hall. The events are open to the public at no cost. 

Awards from the Friar 5K will be distributed during the Friar Fanfest, which will feature entertainment, vendors, activities and games for the whole family, a farmer’s market, and food. Fanfest will include appearances by several mascots, such as Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox, Jake from Cat Country (98.1-FM, WCTK), and Lucky from the Boston Celtics. 

Live music will be provided by Matt Koelsch and The Allies, a band led by Matt Koelsch ’07.​


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