Halloween Costumes and Running Shoes Go Hand-in-Hand at Annual 5K Run
PHENIX CITY, AL— Costumes, running shoes, and even four-legged friends were the highlight of the Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s Ninth Annual Track or Treat 5K. The event was held at the Phenix City Amphitheatre, just in time for Halloween. About 100 people gathered for the event with 64 participants in the actual race. Track or Treat is a fun, measured, 5K run held in memory of Chris Patterson, a highly respected and beloved student advisor at CVCC who passed away in 2009. Patterson had a passion for students, a love for running, and an amusement for great costumes. The Chris Patterson Student Support Fund has assisted students in many diverse ways, including helping a single mother pay for day care, paying for transportation to campus or paying for books and supplies not covered by financial aid. The fund attempts to remove barriers that could cause an otherwise successful student to drop out of school. This year’s race helped raise more than $5,000 in scholarship funds.