Thursday, September 29, 2011

Public invited to Fall Frolic Oct. 1

The public is invited to participate in the 24th Fall Frolic 5K fun run/walk at Saint Mary’s Saturday, Oct. 1.

Registration will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Toner Student Center with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The $8 cost includes a T-shirt.

The annual event is free to SMU students, faculty and staff, but is open to the community as well. Typically close to 500 people participate; competitors of all levels (including walkers) are welcome.

Registration forms — as well as a complete weekend schedule — are available online at

Family Weekend runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and includes a full slate of activities. In previous years, as many as 1,000 visitors have come onto campus for Family Weekend arts events, sporting events, the Fall Frolic, and other games and activities.