PHENIX CITY, AL— For the first time in three years, The Chattahoochee Valley Community College Foundation’s Annual Track or Treat will take place at the Phenix City Amphitheatre where it was prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re excited to be back in the community with this event,” said coordinator David Fletcher. “When COVID hit, we had to pivot just as everyone else did when it came to hosting events. At the time, we were able to have the race virtually and still have an in-person race on campus with our student athletes.”
Fletcher says the CVCC Foundation will continue to have a virtual option to reach supporters near and far. Track or Treat is a fun 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.
“Chris loved this time of year, so seeing everyone dressed in costumes is one of my favorite parts,” said Lise Patterson, Chris Patterson’s mother. “We’ve seen some really great ones over the years. It’s always such a treat.”
All the proceeds benefit the CVCC Foundation Chris Patterson Student Support Fund which is designed to help CVCC students facing financial hardships to complete their education. The 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.
Registration cost for the race is $20 and $10 for CVCC students. A children’s fun run for ages 10 years and younger begins at 8:30 am EST. The 5K begins at 9 am EST. Register now by visiting cv.edu. Prizes for first, second, and third place in run times and best costumes will be awarded. For more information, call David Fletcher at 334-291-4938.