Campus run will benefit honors students studying in far-flung locations

Contact: Cheryl Roland
Photo of people running.

Scholar Scamper is set for April 4.

KALAMAZOO—A 5K run and walk and a 1K fun run will take place at Western Michigan University Thursday, April 4, to raise funds for WMU honors students studying abroad or in locations around the United States.

The event, dubbed the Scholar Scamper, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a 1K kids' fun run. The 5K run and walk will begin at 6 p.m. The starting location for both will be in front of the Lee Honors College building, and both the 1K and 5K will follow courses laid out to showcase the WMU campus.

Proceeds from the race, which is intended to be an annual event, will be used to provide scholarships to help defray costs for students who study abroad or take part in the honors college's Study in the States experience, which takes students on learning excursions to points of significant historical and cultural interest in the United States.

A preregistration deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, allows participants to register at reduced rates. Preregistration race fees are $15 for a WMU student and $20 for a member of the general public. Race-day registration will cost $20 for a WMU student and $25 for a member of the public. Four-person teams may register by the April 2 early registration deadline only. The team rate is $48 for a WMU student team and $68 for others. The 1K fun run is open to children ages 10 and under and is free.

Long-sleeved T-shirts are guaranteed for all participants who register by the April 2 deadline. Awards will be made to overall top male and female runners in two categories. Awards will also be made in six team categories and to the top-three male and female finishers in each of nine age categories.

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