(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / April 10, 2017)—The Stillwater Junior Service League will host the fourth annual Scorcher Half Marathon and 5K race on Sunday, June 4th in Stillwater, OK. The USTAF certified and sanctioned course will begin and end at the Stillwater Pioneer Football Stadium and will feature a path around the Oklahoma State University campus, the Kameoka Trail, and Boomer Lake. 

                  Already in its third year, the Scorcher has become a tradition for many of its participants, and is definitely a Stillwater Community event. “We are seeing families come out to race, cheer and just have a good time”, says this year’s race director, Lori VanDeventer.  “All levels of running capabilities are invited to participate in this race.  We have groups of runners coming from multiple states and many running clubs including the Stillwater Trail and Road Runners (STAR) and The Landrunners Oklahoma City Running Club.” 

                  Half-marathon and 5K participants will receive a race bag, T-shirt and finishers’ medal.  Cash rewards will be given to the top three male and female finishers for the half marathon.  Awards will be given to the top finishers of both races, both overall and in male/female age groups.

                  All proceeds from the Scorcher go to the Stillwater Junior Service League, which supports Stillwater and the surrounding communities and various agencies. The Stillwater Junior Service League gains support through the efforts of Harvest II (community wide food drive), Operation Christmas (community-wide toy drive), and Crisis Intervention (offering immediate aid to children at surrounding schools).

For information about the Scorcher or to register, visit http://www.thescorcherrun.com.