Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5k


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Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5kAndy Running

July 27, 2019 9:00am – 11:00am

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

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The Clover Park Technical College Foundation is honored to offer the Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5k run/walk at Clover Park Technical College. Proceeds for this event contribute to student scholarships and emergency funding for Clover Park students. All 5k participants will receive a finisher’s medal made by our Manufacturing program, and a recovery pack.

We will have a post-race family-friendly after party, which will include live music, an ice cream social and a photo booth.

This event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for CPTC students, faculty, staff, family and friends, and members of the surrounding community.


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History of the Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech:

On December 19th 2017, Clover Park Technical College, (CPTC) lost a very important member of our family. Andy Fritz, our Environmental Sciences Instructor and his wife Jody were killed in a bus accident in Mexico while they were on vacation. Andy had a passion for his career, his students, and loved by many in the running community. If you knew Andy, you knew he was a runner. In fact, he was well known by many as a Marathon Maniac, completing over 160 marathons, ultra marathons and 431 races in his career.

When we came up with the idea of the Trek for Tech 5K, Andy was very active on this committee helping us select the date this year, and we spoke of many ways to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students and staff, by developing a “Desk to 5K” training program. Of course, we had no idea, it would become his memorial run and continue in his honor.

The Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5K fun run is in partnership with the Clover Park Technical College Foundation. This event is designed not only to promote a healthy lifestyle, but proceeds from this run will make it possible for the CPTC Foundation to provide emergency assistance, scholarships, and vital support to CPTC and its students

Challenges our students may face include utility bill payments to keep the lights on to study, emergency food supplies, emergency rent payment, or medical bills. This support often makes the difference between staying in college or dropping out.

CPTC students are here to make a difference in their lives, and in turn, they will make a difference in our economy and our community. We should know, we have been doing it for 75 years!

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