SXU’s Shannon Center hosts six-week 5K Running Program

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Shannon Center will host its annual six-week 5K Running Program starting Monday, Aug. 21. The program meets in the Shannon Center lobby every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Participants will run/walk outside and if the weather is bad, the program will be moved to the Shannon Center indoor track.

This program is open to the community and costs $20. The program is free to all SXU students and $15 for SXU faculty, staff, alumni and Shannon Center members. Children are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult.

There will be five to six running coaches this year. The following are the program pace groups:

  • 9 minute mile pace – running
  • 10 minute mile pace – running
  • 11/11:30 minute mile pace – running
  • 12/12:30 minute mile pace – run/walk
  • 13/14 minutes mile pace – run/walk (two coaches in this group)

There is no pre-registration required. Please sign-up and pay on the first day of training. For more information, please email Jennifer Quinlan at

Save the Date: Celebrating the 17th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. Register online at, keyword: Cougar 5K.