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Registration Open For First Bearkat Bolt Race

July 20, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

Sam Houston State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to participate in the first-ever SHSU Greek Life Bearkat Bolt 5K on Sunday, September 30.

Sponsored by the SHSU Greek Life Office, the run/walk will take place on campus by parking lot 62 (located at 819 15th St, Huntsville, TX, 77340, near the university hotel). Race day check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the Bearkat Bolt 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.


In addition to benefitting from the healthy exercise, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter and the SHSU Greek Life scholarship fund, and all participants will receive a finisher shirt and finisher medal.

“This race is an opportunity to shed positive light on the students, faculty, and staff of SHSU while showcasing the campus as we have many great things to be proud of; beautiful landscape, fascinating combination of new and historic buildings, great art and visual displays,” said Jerrell Sherman, Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct and Advocacy.  “As SHSU moves forward with the Master Development Plan, the landscape will change and offer new improvements for the runners to experience. This is a very exciting and unique characteristic of our event.”

Registration is $25 per person. Advanced registration is requested. There will also be a $5 discount during the first week of fall classes as a “welcome back” discount. To sign-up and for more information, visit Everyone is encouraged to participate in this event and walkers are welcome, registration closes September 19.

For any other questions, please contact Associate Dean of Students, Jerrell Sherman, at

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