CCCC 5K - SUNY Cortland


2nd Annual William Shaut Memorial 5k Fun Run and Walk

Benefitting the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center

Sunday, June 7 at 9 am ~ Stadium Complex  

Rain or Shine!

Dr. William Shaut's generosity and support of the Child Care Center were always greatly appreciated.  Dr. Shaut was delighted in the opportunity for the center when the 5k fun run and walk was established for a student enrichment fund in 2014.  Following his passing and with his family's permission, the run was named in memory of Dr. Shaut for his dedicated service and support of the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center.

This is a chance for children, parents, teachers and community members to come together and enjoy the outdoors. The run offers a fun event for everyone to get out and get active. All proceeds will benefit the Student Enrichment Fund, a new endowment for teachers to request curricular enhancements for their rooms at the Center.

Pre-registration for this event is strongly encouraged. By registering early you will receive a t-shirt. The race will begin promptly at 9 am in front of the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.  Drop-in registration begins at 7:30 am in front of the Stadium. Extra t-shirts will be available for sale while quantities last. 


The route is a flat, fast, out and back 5k (3.1 mile) course on the SUNY Cortland campus starting and ending in front of the Stadium Complex. A shorter fun run for smaller children will take place at 8:30 AM.  Ages 1 – 5 will have a ¼ mile distance (approximately) and ages 6-9 will have a ½ mile distance (approximately).  

Prizes and Raffle

All children who participate in any of the three runs will receive a medal!

Additional items/baskets will be available for raffle at the event.  Items will include various products and gift certificates donated by local businesses and individuals in the community.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase and you can determine which item(s) you want a chance at winning.  Tickets will be sold as follows:  1 ticket for $1, 5 tickets for $3 or 10 tickets for $5.  

Registration and Payment

The registration form is available at the Child Care Center or online (as a pdf). Shirts are guaranteed with registrations received prior to May 15. Registrations can be dropped off in the Tuition Box at the Child Care Center or mailed to:

SUNY Cortland Child Care Center
Prospect Terrace, Room 1000 Education Bldg.
Cortland, NY 13045


General questions about the race can be directed to:

  • Mark DePaull, Board Member – or 607-753-4127
  • Karen Diescher, Teacher – or 607-753-5955

Payment related questions should be directed to:

  • Kim VanderWoude - or 607-753-5955