About That '80s Run

That '80s Run was formed in 2014, but St. Charles Community College has hosted a community run annually since 1992.

Why That '80s Run?

Well, our way cool college was formed in 1986, with the first classes held in 1987. So like, why not celebrate the birth of our institution with a radical run?!

That '80s Run includes a scenic 5K route,  chip-timed by Fleet Feet, a 1-mile fun run and a free Health and Wellness Expo on race day.

Dude, not only is That '80s Run a blast from the past, it also supports a bodacious cause. One hundred percent of event proceeds benefit health and wellness projects and scholarships at SCC. In 2006, the college's radical Run Committee began offering health and wellness grants, up to $1,000 per grant, for college wellness projects. Since 2006, the committee has funded 88 health and wellness grants totaling a gnarly $61,362.33!

Awesome projects funded in previous years include:

  • Life Fitness treadmill for the Fitness Center
  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention speaker
  • Fitness equipment for Pilates classes and recreational activities
  • Play/gym equipment for College for All Kids camps
  • De-Stress Fest supplies for finals week events
  • Guitars for student veterans and Six String Heroes

Each year, we also give out the $1,000 Brenda Hollrah Memorial Scholarship to one lucky 5K.

All the Health and Wellness Grants Awarded

2017 Awards
  • Partial funding for Student Activities’ Bowling Night for students
  • Marketing materials for Alive and Well in STL – Trauma Awareness Training
  • SCC Speaks Freely student forums
  • National Mental Health Awareness Week Speaker/Film
  • Marketing materials for Safe Zone training
  • Two lights in the library to combat seasonal affective disorder for students
  • Additional spin bikes for spin classes
  • Two desk bikes for NAH site and two desk bikes for the ACE Tutoring Center
  • Personal training equipment for certification program
  • Fitness equipment for Pilates and yoga classes
  • Community Garden bed replacement
  • The Ability Institute: Allies for Inclusion Traveling Exhibit
  • Bottle filling station for the Student Center
2016 Awards
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Reding/Erin S-H, Stress-less Room
  • Reding, SCC Speaks Freely
  • Reding, National Mental Health Awareness Week Speaker/Film
  • Induction Ovens/Burners/Equipment
  • Drinking Fountain Replacements (Bottle Filling Machine)
  • CDC Water Bottle Filling Station
  • Fitness in the Library
  • Alcohol/Drug Prevention Event: Keynote Speaker Ross Szabo
  • Surviving Stress Series
  • Soccer Field Nets
  • Outdoor Game Sets
  • Spin Class Cycles
  • Fitness Program Incentives
2015 Awards
  • Alcohol/Drug Prevention event, submitted by Student Activities
  • Bicycle repair fund for the community bikes on campus, submitted by Human Resources
  • De-Stress Fest supplies for finals week events, submitted by Student Activities
  • Drinking fountain replacement/bottle filling machine, submitted by Green Team
  • Upgrade the Child Development Center (CDC)’s self-serve materials to accommodate Eat Smart regulations
  • Fitness equipment for Pilates classes and recreational activities, submitted by the Continuing Education Department
  • LEGOs for creativity spaces in the library, submitted by the library
  • Life Fitness treadmill for the Fitness Center, submitted by the Physical Education department
  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention speaker, submitted by Student Activities
  • Non-Violent Communication Workshop, submitted by Human Resources
  • Sand volleyball court equipment replacement, submitted by Student Activities
  • Replacement of soccer balls to meet NJCAA requirements, submitted by the Women’s Soccer Team
  • Repairs to the Storybook Walk, submitted by College Advancement & Planning
2014 Awards
  • Disk Golf equipment for disk golf classes and recreational activities
  • Children's butterfly garden boulder painting project
  • Alive! Mental Health Fair and Suicide Prevention Tour
  • Alcohol and drug prevention programming
  • Play/gym equipment for College for All Kids camps
2013 Awards
  • Nutrition education books and gardening equipment for the Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Supplies for the SCC Community Garden plots
  • StepUP Bystander Intervention Program promotional items
  • Mental health programming
  • Yoga stabilizing blocks and pilates rings for classes
  • SCC employee wellness programming
2012 Awards
  • Mental health programming
  • SCC employee wellness programming
  • Treadmill for the Fitness Center
  • Tricycles and child-sized bike helmets for the Child Development Center (CDC)
  • Ten guitars for SCC Student Veterans Organization to bring the Six String Heroes therapeutic music program on campus for student veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Kickboxing equipment for SCC fitness classes
2011 Awards
  • Weights and rack for fitness classes
  • SCC employee wellness programming, including the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge
  • Guest speaker, equipment and supplies to expand the Child Development Center's garden project started in 2010, teaching CDC children and families about plants, health and child nutrition
2010 Awards
  • Gardening equipment and supplies for the Child Development Center (CDC) to start up their garden project to educate CDC children and families about plants, health and nutrition
  • SCC employee wellness programming
  • SCC Library's pre-finals week project helping students studying for finals make healthier snack choices
  • Fitness videos that SCC students and employees can check out from the SCC Library
  • Sunbrella table umbrella to provide protection from the sun
  • Resistance water bells and bag for water exercise classes offered through the SCC Continuing Education Department
2009 Awards
  • Health literacy textbooks and classroom materials for the SCC Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program
  • BOSU half ball balance trainers, rack and DVDs
  • SCC employee wellness programming
2008 Awards
  • Portable FM listening transmitters and headsets for training programs, tours, walking lectures, day trips and Elderhostel programs offered through SCC Continuing Education
  • Professional sound system for Room 203 in the College Center, in which fitness classes such as aerobics, step and dance are held
2007 Awards
  • Medication cart for SCC nursing simulation lab
  • Yoga blankets for yoga and pilates classes
  • Dumbbells and rack for fitness classes
  • College Response program kits, including online screening tools for depression, eating disorders and alcohol offered by Student Development, SCC Mental Health Services and Physical Education
  • Bench for soccer field
  • Cougar mascot costume for Scooter McCougar's appearance at college events
2006 Awards
  • Hydraulic patient lift/sling, pulse oximeter and multi-sounds trainer for SCC nursing simulation lab
  • Medicine balls, yoga bricks and straps for yoga and pilates fitness classes
  • Fans, sound system and speakers for the Fitness Center
  • Athletic warm-ups for the SCC Soccer Club (Note: SCC Soccer is now an intercollegiate sport)
  • First aid kits and water bottles for the SCC Roller Hockey Club

One Rad Scholarship Recipient


Francis Howell High School graduate, Rachell Warrick, was both excited and surprised when she found out she would be the recipient of the run's first $1,000 scholarship to SCC.

At the 2013 race, one 5K participant was drawn at random to win the scholarship, and the winner decided to donate her scholarship to a student in need. "I am so grateful for this scholarship," said Rachell. "It is a big help to me."