Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 3.45.44 PMThe SVC Foundation and SVC Student Life will host a new event to help raise scholarships for students at the College’s Whidbey Island Campus. The 1st Annual 5K Fund Run will take place Saturday, March 12th at the North Whidbey Middle School track. The school is located at 67 NE Izett Street, Oak Harbor.

Event sponsors include underwriter Whidbey Island (Heritage) Bank, Boeing, the Associated Students of Skagit Valley College – Whidbey Island Campus, and the SVC Foundation.

The new fund run event will take the place of the Whidbey Island Golf Classic.

“Thanks to the enthusiasm of our Whidbey Island community donors, volunteers, and friends, we know our new Whidbey Island 5K Fund Run will continue the tradition of supporting higher education opportunities for students on Whidbey Island,” said Anne Clark, Executive Director of Advancement at SVC. “The funds we raise will provide important scholarship funds for SVC Whidbey Island Campus students as they pursue their educational goals.”

The race begins at 9:00 a.m. and breakfast, catered by Flyers Restaurant, will be served at 9:30 a.m. The program starts at 10:15 a.m.

Runners can register online at The first 100 pre-registered participants will receive a 5K Fund Run 2016 t-shirt.

For information:  Raynette Parks, SVC Whidbey Island Campus Student Life Program Manager at (360) 679-5303 or .