Scheduled Events

Sua Sponte 5 Miler
DescriptionOhio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) student veteran association, Sua Sponte, will host a five-mile run on April 29 to inspire servicemen and servicewomen to advance their education and prepare for rewarding careers following their military service. Sign-in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, located on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. Sua Sponte is Latin for “of his, her, its or their accord.” All proceeds from the Sua Sponte 5 Miler will go toward enhancing student-veteran life and services on campus, and creating a better learning environment for all. The cost to participate varies from $20 to $40, depending on whether participants are ODU students, faculty/staff, or visitors. To register for the run, visit Please contact JD Barnette with any questions at 205-420-3633 or During the run, participants will have an opportunity to experience ODU’s beautiful tree-lined campus, including the Alum Creek Trail, which runs through Ohio Dominican. Military veterans also are invited to take this opportunity to explore ODU’s convenient and affordable certificate and degree programs. All participants will receive an event t-shirt with registration and a challenge coin upon completion of the run. In the military, high-ranking officers award soldiers with coins to commend a service member’s success and leadership in service. Cash prizes will be split between the first three male and female finishers. A raffle will also be held following the run.

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