Steve Ellis Memorial 5K Run/Walk on May 18 to support COMM scholarships

Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 2013 5K Run/Walk

The second Steve Ellis Memorial 5K Scholarship Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.  The race will begin and end at the FSU Baseball Stadium.

Proceeds will be used towards the Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund that supports students in FSU’s School of Communication in memory of Ellis, longtime FSU sportswriter for the Tallahassee Democrat.  The scholarship “aims to help foster and assist future professionals in the field of broadcast and sports reporting.”  It is an appropriate way to honor Ellis, who had a passion for journalism and also a genuine desire to mentor younger people in the profession.

Registration costs $15 if you want a t-shirt and $12 without a shirt. Register online at by the day of the race and on-site registration begins at 7 a.m.  There will be an “Overall and Age Group Awards.”

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Here is where you can download the registration form.

Read WFSU article or listen to the story about how “Run Honors Local Sports Writer, Creates New Student Opportunities” at: