Summit run set for this Saturday
     2016-05-13      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Runners and walkers are invited to take the 7.2-mile trek along a local scenic course.

Summit Christian College celebrates its eighth Summit-to-Summit run, walk, and shuttle from the college to the top of Scotts Bluff National Monument and back to the college.

The Summit to Summit is set for Saturday, May 14, at the college, 2015 21st Street in Gering. Pre-registration is closed, but anyone still interested can sign up at 6 a.m. on the day of event. A whistle start for the timed run is set for 7:30 a.m. The timed walk starts at 8 a.m. The open walking division follows with no set time.

“We’ll have physical therapists here if anyone needs an ankle wrapped before the event,” said Summit Christian College President David Parrish. “We started with a timed run last year and expanded it to include the walkers this year.”

Parrish said the route starts at the college, passes the Monument visitor center, and ends at the top of Summit Road. Shuttle service will also be available on that section of the trail.

“Walkers can take all the open paths,” he said. “But remember, a section of the path is blocked off because of a rockslide earlier this year.”

A number of activities coincide with the Summit to Summit, including a health fair at the main college building, where kids can play in bounce houses, and take pony rides. Visitors can buy raffle tickets, snow cones, and burgers served up by the college’s alumni association.

Several displays will include the Airlink helicopter, equipment from the Gering Fire Department, and a crash truck from Western Nebraska Regional Airport.

“We have more than 43 different businesses in the community engaged in one way or another for this event,” Parrish said.
“This is a fundraiser for the college to help with our operations.”

He said it’s college policy for students to graduate debt free. So, they keep the cost of tuition at a reasonable level. “Thirty thousand is the average debt college students graduate with,” he said. “That’s a lifetime of obligation.”

The college has a senior scholarship. If students maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average, the last year is tuition free. This gives students going into ministry a head start on raising support for the work.

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