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Campus Classic going for record number of runners

by Tonya Durlach

Oct. 2, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Homecoming Campus Classic, annually among the biggest events at homecoming, is Saturday, Oct. 8, and registrations are running ahead of last year's, which produced a record of 1,742 participants.

Photo of WMU Campus Classic 5K race.
Campus Classic has been a homecoming tradition since 1999.

Online registration ends Thursday, Oct. 6, at 11:59 p.m. Avoid lines and register now. The 5K Run is open to all ages and to teams of three to five members and is timed with the Chrondtract B-Tag Disposable system. 5K walkers are not timed. The 1K Kids Fun Run also is not timed. Parents and family members may run with children at no charge in 1K event. No pets, please, in the 5K or 1K.

Sign up online to run or volunteer!

Packet pickup and registration is available Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gazelle Sports on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Bernhard Center Room 105.

The Homecoming Campus Classic is Saturday, Oct. 8, with late registration and packet pick-up opening in the Bernhard Center at 7 a.m. The 1K Kids Fun Run starts at 8:15 a.m., and the 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Both races begin and end on West Michigan Avenue in front of the Bernhard Center.

Due to construction at Sangren Hall, a portion of the course west of Sangren has been eliminated, and the lost distance has been made up by adding a loop through Lot 72W near Schneider Hall. The added section is colored blue on the 5K course map.

View 5K map (Opens in a separate window.)

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