The (10)K-Rod Run honors late Clark College alumnus
It began with family and friends walking across the Clark College campus. Now celebrating its seventh year, the Kalani Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk has grown into a 10K run, attracting participants from across the region. The event, which is held in memory of Clark College alumnus Kalani Rodrigues, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. The 10K run and 5K run will each begin at 9 a.m. The 5K walk will begin at 9:20 a.m.
In the late summer of 2004, track athlete and Clark College alumnus Kalani Rodrigues envisioned a community run/walk event to generate awareness for brain cancer and its treatment. He wanted to be among those running in what he called the “K-Rod” Run. But in December 2004, Kalani Rodrigues died of brain cancer. He was just 21.
This year, for the first time, K-Rod runners will be able to take advantage of chip timing, managed by Race Northwest. Each runner will receive a chip to attach to one of his or her shoes. The chip will automatically send a signal when the runner crosses the finish line, providing an exact time to the timekeeper.
The starting line for the 10K K-Rod Run, the 5K K-Rod Run, and the 5K K-Rod Walk is at the Kim Christensen Soccer Field on the Clark College main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. For more information or to download a registration form, visit www.krodrun.com or call 360-992-2301. Same day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Clark College.