Run the Rim returns

Due to the spread of COVID-19 we had cancel our annual Run the Rim 5K and 10K in 2020 and 2021. However, we are excited to bring it back in the future, and hope you'll join us.

Proceeds from Run the Rim support scholarships for Health & Human Performance students. The event also provides an experiential, hands-on learning experience for students in ES 480: Program Administration in Exercise Science.

If you would like to help out FLC students facing unexpected hardship during this time, please support our Student Emergency Fund.

Thank you for you interest and support of Run the Rim.  We hope to see you at next year’s race!

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Registration fees

Online registration fees are listed below. Race day registration fees are increased by $10. 100% of the registration fees go the scholarship funds.

Registration type 10k 5k
Community $30 $20
DRC Members $27 $18
Faculty & Staff $25 $16
Students $20 $14



If you are not able to participate, but would still like to support our students, you may donate here.

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mark Beattie, Race Director
Email Dr. Beattie

"Receiving the ES scholarship was truly a blessing. It helped cover school-related expenses and was especially useful for purchasing textbooks. The scholarship was yet another way the ES department has assisted me in my journey to become a PE teacher. The 5k and 10k are great events that engage the community in physical activity while supporting hard-working students in the ES department. Thanks for your participation and support!"

Tom Poole, 2015-16 scholarship recipient.

"Throughout the school year, this scholarship has helped me IMMENSELY! It helped me pay any outstanding fees at the beginning of each semester, and living expenses. Upon graduation, I would like to create a non-profit for Native youth that embeds fitness and wellness, or go the route of Physical Therapy. Either or, I know I will be happy with my future decisions."

Casey Long, 2015-16 scholarship recipient.

"My goal is to graduate from Fort Lewis College in December 2016 and to continue my education in Fall 2017 in law school. The scholarships I received helped me tremendously in my time at Fort Lewis. They were obviously a financial help, but more importantly they gave me acknowledgment for all the hard work I have poured into my education that gave me an extra drive to keep going."

Kate Bayes, 2015-16 scholarship recipient.