Nineteen members of the Rochester Institute of Technology women’s cross country team are running an eight day, relay-style cross country run from March 21 – 29 and will stop on the Brenau University campus early Saturday morning as part of their journey.
The relay, which starts in Auburn, Alabama and concludes on the RIT campus in Rochester, New York, is part of the Tigers for Tigers Coalition. T4T is a college student initiative that is based on the 56 college and university campuses that use the tiger as a mascot and was formed to educate the public and raise awareness for tiger conservation.
The runners will arrive on the Brenau University campus at approximately 8:40 a.m. Sunday morning after leaving from Auburn University on the previous day. Members of the Brenau athletics department will greet the runners and provide showers and rest in the fitness center. Aramark will provide boxed lunches for the runners upon their arrival to campus.
Brenau is the fourth stop of the journey, with the runners making previous stops at Spelman College and the University of Georgia.
In total, the runners will run over 1372 miles and through nine different states.
Formed in 2013, the first annual National Tigers for Tigers summit was hosted by Clemson University in South Carolina and attended by students from participating schools to discuss issues facing tiger conservation, public policy and the role of wildlife sanctuaries.
For more information on the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition visit their website at http://www.t4tcoalition.org/.