WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Last year, more than 2,000 people took "The Challenge." It's a 5K Run/Walk on the campus of Purdue University.
The race is a fundraiser for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. The race is scheduled for Saturday. Participants are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. to line up. Special speakers and fun activities along with warm-ups are planned before the race begins at 8:30 a.m.
This year, new Purdue Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell will be banging the big drum, sending runners and walkers on their way. WLFI Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans and morning news anchor Liz Nichols will serve as emcees for the event.
Coach Hazell appeared on News 18 Daybreak Thursday morning to explain why he wanted to be involved in "The Challenge." Watch our attached video to hear more from Coach Hazell.
There's still time to sign up for the race. You can even sign up the day of the race, just remember to arrive early. The cost is $30 and again, all of the money raised goes to the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. You can find information about "The Challenge" on the race's website.
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