Contact Information

Leland Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Exercise Studies, Program Director of Exercise Science

Bearcat Breakout
Lander University
PEES Department
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Phone: (864) 388-8280

Bearcat Breakout

Bearcat Breakout

JoggingThe 4th Annual Bearcat Breakout 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.  The Kids 1K run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.  

The races -- hosted by Lander's Physical Education & Exercise Studies Club (PEES) -- wind in and around the beautiful Lander University campus.

The Bearcat Breakout is intended to be an annual community event that promotes the health and fitness of our community by adopting an active lifestyle.

This year, funds raised during this event will help provide enhanced educational opportunities for our PEES students in the way of professional conference attendance, scholarships, and other professional development opportunities.  Hosting this event at Lander University also provides an avenue for students, staff, and faculty to serve the community in which we live.  Service inside and outside of the University is something that is strongly encouraged and supported at Lander.

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Entry Fees:

$15 - 5K: LU Students, Faculty and Staff
$20 - 5K: All Other Participants
$10 - Kids 1K Fun Run

Entry fee includes a T-shirt, participation in the 5k run, and post-race refreshments.  T-shirt is not guaranteed for registrations received after March 27th.



Race Will be held at Jeff May Complex

Detailed Course Map Coming Soon

Race packets will be available for early pick-up on Friday, April 10th after 12:00 p.m. in the PEES Department at the Chandler Center or on race day.


  • For the 5K, we will award the Top 3 overall male and female finishers, the Top male and female Master’s finisher (40 and over), and the Top 3 boy and girl finishers (14 and under).  
  • For the Kids 1K, we will award the Top 2 boy and girl finishers (ages 1-7), Top 2 boy and girl finishers (ages 8-11), and the youngest finisher. 

Previous Years' Race Results

Thank you for participating in the Bearcat Breakout 5K. Race results are below: