The Black Hills State University track and cross country program is organizing the 29th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium. The race is one of the final events of the week-long American Indian Awareness celebration. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with categories for all ages.
The Memorial Run/Walk is held each year in memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a former BHSU student who was killed in a car accident in 1984. Marla Herman, a fellow student and member of the Lakota Omniciye at the time, organized the race the following spring and it has been held every year since then.
Whirlwind Horse was an active and respected student leader, and the Memorial Run/Walk fundraiser serves to recognize the achievements of students who are working to improve their campus, community, and world through the active pursuit of higher education.
Each year, one $500 scholarship is presented to a Native American sophomore who demonstrates outstanding academic ability and leadership skills.
The registration fee is $20 and all participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race snacks. Proceeds will go to the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship fund. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.bhsu.edu/WhirlwindHorseRun, or contact Seth Mischke, BHSU head track and field coach, at Seth.Mischke@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6041.