More than 1,200 expected for Campus Classic
Oct. 19, 2000
KALAMAZOO -- Runners and walkers from around the nation are expected for this year's WMU Homecoming Campus Classic. The annual race, which debuted last fall with nearly 850 entrants, had a better than 45 percent increase in early registrations over the 1999 figures when race officials finished their mid-week tabulations, Oct. 18.
Runners and walkers may register and pick up their race materials from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, on the second floor of Walwood Hall at the corner of Oakland Dr. and Austin St. Those already registered may also pick up their race materials on Thursday and Friday evening at Walwood.
Registration on race day opens at 7:30 a.m. on the main floor of the Bernhard Center.
This year's anticipated number of entries will make the Campus Classic one of West Michigan's largest running events. Early registrations include the names of entrants from California, Texas, North Dakota, Florida and Georgia.
Entries include a number of student teams from WMU, Kalamazoo
and Portage (Mich.) Public Schools. Corporate teams represent
several area firms. There is even a team representing one of
this fall's political candidates.
For more information, visit the Campus Classic Web site <www.wmich.edu/race> or call the Office of University Relations, 616 387-8400.
Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org