The inaugural Beat Coach Pete 5k on Saturday was a smashing success, raising $15,000 for student scholarships. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Coach Pete finished the race with a time of 25 minutes and 52 seconds, which was good enough for 323rd.
The goal of the race was to generate as much money as possible for the general student scholarship fund at Boise State while also challenging participants to beat the third-year football coach. Petersen was beat by 322 runners in the race and pledged $5 of his money to the scholarship fund for each person who was faster.At five dollars per person, Coach Pete had to pony up $1,610, which is only slightly less than the Utah State football budget.
Beat Pete run raises $15,000 [Press-Tribune]