Despite the rainy, cold weather, hundreds gathered outside the Michigan State University auditorium bright and early on Saturday, March 25.
East Lansing residents, students, family and MSU faculty came out to support Tower Guard and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) on MSU’s campus.
Tower Guard is an organization for sophomore students, dedicated to serving the RCPD through collaboration scribing for exams, creating accessible textbooks, holding tutoring and working towards promoting accessibility, inclusivity and service.
Eric Swanson heard about the race through his daughter Alexa Swanson, who is a member of Tower Guard. “When she got into Tower Guard was when I first heard about the 5K, I wasn’t much of a runner, so I set a goal then that I was going to train to run it,” Swanson said. “I love the course. I mean, anytime you get to go along the Red Cedar and see the campus, it’s incredible. But what I like the most is that it’s a fundraiser for the RCPD.”
Swanson felt appreciative of the 5K’s purpose as he connected to it on a personal level.