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Gator Gallop to start Brazosport College’s 50th anniversary block party festivities

Gator Gallop to start Brazosport College’s 50th anniversary block party festivities

Mon Aug 20, 2018

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The Brazosport College Gator Gallop — one of the area’s longest-running fun runs — is gearing up for another run.

While the Gator Gallop, which began in 1981, has a long and rich history, this year’s race is coinciding with an even bigger date — Brazosport College’s 50th anniversary. As a result, the Gator Gallop will run in the fall semester and be a part of a community-wide block party to mark the College’s 50thanniversary celebration.

Slated for Saturday, Sept. 29, the Gator Gallop will run on the campus of Brazosport College and will have a 5K run (3.1 miles), a BASF Kid’s Run and a one-mile walk/run. Everyone is also invited to participate in a 1960’s attire contest, as well as a color run.

The entry fee for either the 5K or one-mile run is $20 or $25 for participation in both races. For BC students, entry fee is $15 for the 5K or one-mile run and $20 for both races. The BASF Kids Run is free.

All profits will be donated to scholarships through the BC Foundation.

Check-in for the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The one-mile race/walk begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the BASF Kids Run at 9:45 a.m. and the 5K Gallop at 10 a.m.

Everyone is also invited to stick around after the race for the community-wide block party that will feature food trucks, bands, children’s activities, vendors and much more.

Participants can register online at brazosport.edu/gatorgallop. For more information, call (979) 230-3412 or email kelli.fordespiers@brazosport.edu.