Penny Lee, vice chancellor for public affairs advancement, said participants will not only get a good run, but will help provide educational opportunities for students in north central Indiana.
"This is a great opportunity for the community to partner with us to make an IU Kokomo education even more affordable," Lee said. "We are proud that our students graduate with the lowest student debt of any IU regional campus, and it is the generosity of people who participate in events like this that help make it possible."
Pre-registration deadline is Sunday, March 5. Registration the day of the race begins at 7:30 a.m. in Rodgers Pavilion. Participants may compete in either the walking or running races. The first 200 registered participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Registration is $12 if received by Sunday, March 5, or $15 the day of the race. For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations, 765-455-9411.
The Old Ben 5K Run/Walk is an annual event to raise funds for the IU Kokomo Alumni Association Student Scholarship Endowment Fund. Sponsors include Howard Regional Health System, Club Kokomo Roadrunners, the City of Kokomo and the Kokomo Tribune.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.