Beat Coach Pete racers raise $35,000

Beat Coach Pete racers raise $35,000

Credit: Matt Standal / KTVB

Bronco Football Head Coach Chris Petersen hands out the high-fives after finishing his signature walk/run on Saturday, April 13.

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:52 PM

BOISE -- This year's Beat Coach Pete race was a huge success!

Organizers tell us that nearly 2,300 people participated in Saturday's race and they raised $35,000 for the general student scholarship fund at Boise State University.

BSU head football coach Chris Petersen promised to donate $5 for every participant that beat him. Coach Pete finished the race in 27 minutes and 11 seconds.

Exactly 1,000 racers topped his time, so Pete donated $5,000 to the scholarship fund, with registration fees and donations bringing the total amount raised to $35,000.

In the six years the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk has been held, over $173,000 in scholarship money has been raised for BSU.

Next year's race will be held on Saturday, April 12.

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