SUNY Fredonia To Host ‘Slush Rush’ Sunday

FREDONIA – The fourth “Slush Rush” 5K race/walk to benefit the Xylia Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Sunday at 9 a.m., at the State University at Fredonia.

The event is open to students, faculty and staff, and community members.

Pre-registration is available online by visiting, where there is a link to the “Slush Rush.” SUNY Fredonia students may use their FredCards to register up until today, but must come to the International Education Office in LoGrasso Hall to do so.

Race day registration is from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Williams Center. The race begins behind Steele Hall at 9 a.m.

Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt, refreshments and giveaway tickets.

The “Slush Rush” raises money for a scholarship for full time juniors and seniors who are international education students at SUNY Fredonia. The race is in honor of Ms. Peterson, an alumna of Class of 1985 who died in an automobile accident. She was an active member in the community and worked at Chautauqua Day Care, Lakeview Shock Incarceration and on the SUNY Fredonia campus.

The course for the race is certified, and official times will be available for all participants in the race. Medals will be awarded to a variety of age groups. There is a post-race party in the Williams Center.

For more information, email Ashley Enekes at