Bearcat Breakout

The 5th Annual Bearcat Breakout 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016.  The Kids 1K run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.  Both races will be held at the Jeff May Complex across from the Lander University campus.  


Race Information

Bearcat Breakout logoApril 16th, 2016 marks the 5th Annual Bearcat Breakout 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run hosted by the PEES (Physical Education & Exercise Studies) Club, a student organization at Lander University.  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.  Funds raised during this event will be donated to the Lander University Habitat Build this spring.  Hosting this event at Lander University also provides an avenue for students, staff, and faculty to serve the community in which we live.  We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor for this community event and greatly value your support as a sponsor of the Bearcat Breakout.


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.


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 April 6th.

(Online registration is open at Paper registration is open through race day. Drop your form and payment off at the PEES Dept. in the Chandler Center)

Race packets will be available for early pick-up on Friday, April 15th after 12:00 p.m. in the PEES Department at the Chandler Center or on race day.


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Previous Years' Race Results

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

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