The Edmond Sun

October 18, 2013

OC dedicates new campus trail


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian University officially opened the Boker-Wedel Eagle Trail Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the inaugural Eagle Trail Glow Run.

About 500 students, alumni, faculty and staff members participated in the special event, which included 2.5-mile and 1.25-mile fun runs.

The 3.1-mile trail features side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite paths around the OC campus. The trail connects with the growing Edmond trails system and eventually will connect with the Oklahoma City trails system.

A $605,000 grant by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was matched by private donors to fund the project. Greg and Valari (Boker) Wedel provided the lead gift in honor of their parents. Greg is a member of OC’s Board of Trustees and Valari is a 1982 OC alumna.