Bowdoin Hosts Second Annual 5K "Phlail"

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College is pleased to host the second-annual Phil Soule 5K "Phlail" this Sunday, October 13 at Whittier Field. In what is quickly becoming a Homecoming tradition, all levels of athletes are invited to participate in the 5K run/walk in honor of the long-time Bowdoin coach.

The race is slated for a 10:00 start at Whittier Field with registration scheduled for 9:00 a.m. that morning. Registration includes a $15 fee and walk-ups are welcome. The course will begin at the Magee-Saumuelson track at Whittier Field and wind through the roads adjacent to the Stadium. It will conclude back at Whittier Field after a running finish through the Bowdoin pines. A complete map of the course will be available at registration on Sunday morning. For more information on the race, contact Nathan Alsobrook at nalsobro@bowdoin.edu.

Phil Soule coached football at Bowdoin College for 39 years. He was an assistant coach in lacrosse, squash and track in addition to football, and served as a head coach for the baseball and wrestling teams. His earlier players nicknamed Phil "Boulder." After his untimely death in January of 2006, former players and friends contributed to a memorial "Boulder" which can be viewed at Whittier Field. One of the founders of the Maine Rowdies running club, Phil was a competitive runner. Marathons, Ultra-marathons and Triathlons were his favorite. It was Phil's philosophy to live each day to its fullest. The intent of today's 5K "Phlail" is to live up to that belief.