Scholar Scare 5K

Logo for the Scholar Scare

Photo of runners in the Scholar Scare 5K.The Scholar Scare 5K is open to everyone, including Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students, community members, and the general public. We welcome participants of all ages and physical abilities.

Held annually on a Saturday near Halloween, proceeds from the Scholar Scare 5K will be used to provide scholarships for students to defray the costs of study abroad and Study in the States experiences.

Registration (discounted for WMU students) will be available for individuals and four-person student, WMU or public teams. There is also a free 1K fun run for children ages 10 and under.

There will be awards for top finishers in numerous categories, including teams. Wear your Halloween costume—there will be prizes for best costumes.

The 2015 Scholar Scare 5K will be held Saturday, October 31 with a start time of 10 a.m. at the Lee Honors College building.

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2014 Scholar Scare poster