By hosting this event we are hoping to bring awareness to Student-Veteran success at Ohio Dominican University. As you run our 5 mile course you will get to see every bit of our beautiful campus and even a little more! We hope that all of our participants can appreciate the welcoming environment at ODU!
Ohio Dominican University is proud to serve veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen of the United States military. In 2016, ODU was named by Victory Media as one of the best Military Friendly Schools in the nation for the eighth consecutive year. ODU also was ranked fifth in the nation and the best in Ohio, making it a Top 10 Gold School among private colleges, universities and trade schools with fewer than 10,000 students. The Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities, and trade school that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members to ensure their success on campus and in life.
The Sua Sponte 5 Miler was organized to promote the success of student-veterans at ODU and inspire servicemen and servicewomen to advance their education and prepare for rewarding careers following their military careers.
Our 5 Mile route will take participants throughout ODU’s beautiful tree-lined campus, including on the Alum Creek Trail, which runs through campus. This event is a great opportunity for all students, faculty, staff and community members to experience campus in a new way. Military veterans are also invited to take this opportunity to explore ODU’s convenient and affordable certificate and degree offerings.
All proceeds from the 5 Mile event will go toward enhancing student-veteran life on campus and creating a better learning environment for all.
All participants will receive an event T-shirt with packet pick-up/registration, and a challenge coin upon completion. A challenge coin is presented as an award in the military by a high ranking officer for recognition of success or leadership. Lastly there will be cash prizes for the first 3 male and female finishers. (i.e. 1st M&F finishers split $100-150, 2nd M&F finisher split $50-100, and 3rd M&F finisher receive gift cards or $50). Additionally raffle tickets may be purchased for chances to win prizes!