Annual Beat Coach Pete Run/Walk April 13 (Saturday)

Registration is now open for the 2013 Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run and Walk scheduled for Saturday, April 13. Racers are challenged to beat Boise State University head football coach Chris Petersen to the finish line while benefiting student scholarships.

The family-friendly event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Boise State Recreation Center. The three-mile race winds through campus, along the Boise City Greenbelt and finishes at Bronco Stadium.

Registration through April 7 is $15 for Boise State students and children 10 and under, and $25 general. A family of five may register for $60. Register online at

Late registration is $20, $30 and $80 and will be accepted April 8-11 on site only. The first 3,000 registered participants will receive a T-shirt, donated by the United Dairymen of

Idaho.Finishers and supporters are invited to join in a finish-line bash where they can meet Coach Pete. The party is hosted by Recreation Services, the Department of Athletics and premier event sponsors.

The race will be held on the same day as the annual Bronco Football Spring Game. The Spring Game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium. All race participants will receive free admission to the Spring Game by showing their race bib or number.

Participants are encouraged to sign up early and help raise funds for Boise State's need-based scholarship fund. To date, the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk has raised more than $138,000 in emergency funding scholarships.

Free parking for the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run and Walk will be available in the following locations: Lincoln Avenue Garage, Manitou surface lot and East Stadium lot.

For more information about the race, call (208) 426-1131.

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