CANTON — The Malone University Wellness Council will host the eighth annual Malone University 5K and Pump & Run on Saturday, Oct. 3, on the home course of the Pioneer cross country teams.

This year’s event is being staged in honor of Pioneer cross country and track and field coach Jack Hazen’s 48 years of service to the running community. Hazen has led countless teams to nationals in cross country and track, and has inspired many top performances including five national championships in cross country, including 1972, 2007, 2008, and 2009 men’s teams as well as the 1999 women’s team. He served as men’s long distance running coach for Team USA in the 2012 Olympic Games held in London.

Participants may compete in the 5K run only, or combine a bench press (the pump) and a 5-K (the run). Runners will earn a deduction from their race time relative to the amount of repetitions they were able to pump. Overall and age group prizes will be awarded as well as t-shirt giveaways and more. Participants who wish will receive free admission to the Malone zoo room and illusionist show taking place on the campus later that day. The pump will begin at 7 a.m.; the run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Walkers, families, kids, and competitors are welcome.

Register online at or contact Joyce Byler, wellness director, at 330-471-8486 or email [email protected].


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