Panther Prowl 5K
Registration Now Open! 

Online Registration ends at midnight
on Friday, August 2
Register on site on Saturday

August 3, 2024

7:30 a.m.
Onsite Registration
8:00 a.m. Walk
8:30 a.m. Run

Vergason Technology Inc.

166 State Route 224
Van Etten, NY 14889

Welcome to the
2024 Panther Prowl 5K

Calling all runners and walkers! The Panther Prowl 5K is an open charity run/walk event for individual runners and walkers. Proceeds from this event help us to fund scholarships for SVE seniors pursuing college, university, and technical school education. Thanks to the tremendous generosity and continued support from our scholarship partners, sponsors, and donors, we have raised over $50,000 in scholarship funds.

The Panther Prowl 5K is held on the first Saturday in August at Vergason Technology, Inc. in Van Etten.  This is our fastest-growing event!  Join us and be part of the action!

Walkers – get moving, get grooving! We have a well-marked, 3K out and back loop (1.9 mile)  for our walkers. Whether you power walk or prefer to stroll, this is a perfect event for the entire family. Walkers are the first to cross the start line at 8:00 a.m. All participants in the walk receive a finish-line certificate. Tasty refreshments and beverages await you as you complete the course. Walk for a happy life and a happy you!

 – sweat now, shine later! The race is a flat, fast, measured 5K course (3.1 mile) and features a chipped timing start/finish format. Trophies are given to the top two overall male and female finishers.  Medals are awarded to the first, second, and third place runners of each age group. Post-race snacks and refreshments are provided.  Run fast, stay strong, have fun!

Early registration guarantees a limited-edition Panther Prowl 5K t-shirt; on-site registrants receive shirts while supplies last. Students: Look for the student discount on the registration page.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3, 2024 and join this fun-filled event!

Panther Prowl 5K Event Sponsors

We are deeply grateful to our event sponsors, Tioga State Bank (TSB) and the Raymond-Hadley Corporation.

TSB has joined us year after year to ensure the strength of our fund-raising efforts through this charitable event. A locally owned, independent community bank, TSB offers a full range of financial products and services. Giving back to the community has been a core value of Tioga State Bank for many years, and we are thrilled to have their continuing support.

We welcome the Raymond-Hadley Corporation as a first-time sponsor of the Panther Prowl 5k.  This family-owned and operated business specializes in the development, blending / manufacturing, and packaging of dry specialty foods, for both retail and foodservice in domestic and international markets. We are pleased to have the support of yet another hometown business, and we look forward to our continuing partnership with the Raymond-Hadley Corporation.

Our community always steps up!  We appreciate the support from many other local and corporate business sponsors, our SVE alumni class groups, and numerous community members whose generosity makes our scholarship program possible.

Panther Prowl 5K Host

The Spencer Van Etten Alumni Association has been honored to host the Panther Prowl 5K since its beginning. Our runners return year after year to support this important scholarship event. Although this is an open event, we especially love to have our SVE alumni participate with friends, neighbors, classmates and colleagues. It’s always a special treat to have current SVE students in the pack, running to support our scholarship fundraising efforts.


Join in the fun as a volunteer! We’d love to have your help at this event.  Contact us today at You can also show your support by making a donation to the SVEAA scholarship fund.  The generosity of our alumni, scholarship partners and event sponsors makes our scholarship program possible.  Checks may be sent to SVE Alumni  Association, P.O. Box 216, Spencer, NY 14883; on-line donations can be made here.