April 18, 2013
A total of 2,298 participants brought their Bronco best last Saturday to race Boise State University football coach Chris Petersen in the sixth annual Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk presented by Boise State University Health and Recreation, Bronco Athletics and the United Dairymen of Idaho.
The goal of the race is to generate as much money as possible for the general student scholarship fund at Boise State while also challenging participants to "Beat Pete" to the finish line. Coach Petersen donated an additional $5 for each of the 1,000 racers who beat his time of 27 minutes, resulting in a $5,000 payout this year.
When combined with the registration fees and additional donations, this year's Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk raised $35,000 for the Boise State general scholarship fund. The race has raised more than $173,000 in emergency funding scholarships to Boise State students since its inception.
Save the date -- next year's event has been set for Saturday, April 14.