Kevin’s Run for Funds
Saturday, September 30
Stephens Performing Arts Center
Idaho State University is excited to announce a new tradition focused on making college more accessible to students.
Kevin’s Run for Funds is a 5K run/walk event that raises money for student scholarships that began in 2021. The event will take place on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. All net proceeds will directly go into a permanent scholarship endowment. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and a voucher for a ticket to the home football game against Eastern Washington University on October 14.
Registration for the general public is $35, while registration for employees of the university will remain $25. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 5. Late registrations will be accepted through September 23, but participants who register after September 5 are not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt.
If you live too far outside of the Pocatello area to join us on September 30, you can still participate! Virtual participants should register on the same site as Pocatello area participants in order to pay your fee and receive a shirt. Then, simply run or walk a 5K on your own that morning.
President Satterlee issued an additional challenge that for every ISU employee who finishes the race ahead of him, he will personally add another $10 into the scholarship fund. Virtual participants wanting to participate in this challenge should track their time and distance on their own and send a screenshot of it by noon on Sept 30 to email@example.com.Please review our FAQs and send any additional questions to Allyson Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd like to acknowledge and extend a huge "Thank You" to our gracious sponsors:
Can I walk instead of run the 5K?
Of course! We’d love to have everyone participate, and walkers are always welcome.
Can my kids or other family members walk/run with me?
Yes, the Run for Funds 5K is open to all. In order to participate, they must be registered and have a signed waiver on file. They will receive a shirt like all other paying participants, but Kevin will only donate $10 for each employee that beats him. Family members are not included in that challenge. Strollers and little Bengals are welcome. For everyone's safety, please no bikes, skates, scooters, etc.
Can I bring my dog?
Except for official service animals, please do not bring dogs on the race course.
Are restrooms available?
Restrooms will be available before the race inside the Performing Arts Center and afterwards inside the Student Union Building.
What do I receive as a 5K participant?
As a registered participant, you will receive a t-shirt, race bib, post-race refreshments, and a voucher for a ticket to the home football game against Eastern Washington University on October 14, along with the opportunity to purchase up to 5 more tickets at $10 each.
Will transportation be provided back to the starting line?
A shuttle bus will run in continuous loops beginning at 8:45 a.m. to take participants back to their cars at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Last pickup is at 10:30 a.m.
Shuttle pickup is located at the bus stop on Caesar Chavez outside the Bengal Movie Theater, 14 E Humbolt St.
Can I register the day of the race?
All participants must be pre-registered by September 23 (September 5 if you want a shirt). No registrations will be accepted after the pre-registration deadline.
I do not live in Pocatello. Can I still participate?
Yes! This 5K is open to all employees, regardless of where they live. Virtual participants should still register on the same site by the deadline as in-person participants.
What is the deadline to register?
Tuesday, September 5. Late registrations will be accepted through September 23, but participants who register after September 5 are not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt.
When do we get our shirts?
Race packet pickup will be held Friday, September 29, 12 - 5 p.m. in the Heritage Room inside the Pond Student Union Building, next to the Ballroom. Packets can also be picked up at the start line the day of the race between 7:30 and 7:55 a.m. Shirts will be mailed to virtual participants.
If I beat President Kevin Satterlee’s time, how much will he personally give to scholarships?
Kevin will personally donate an additional $10 to the scholarship fund for each ISU EMPLOYEE who beats his time. If 1,000 of our faculty and staff register for this 5K, and they all beat him, Kevin will personally give $10,000 to the scholarship fund.
I don’t want to walk or run. Are there other ways I can be involved?
Yes! Volunteers are always needed for the packet pick-up on Friday as well as the day of the race for course setup and cleanup. If you are interested, please contact Allyson Johnson at email@example.com or 208-282-4798.