WMU News

Homecoming Campus Classic is open to everyone

Oct. 1, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- The field is primed for campus runners who want to be part of the inaugural running of the WMU Homecoming Campus Classic.

The Saturday, Oct. 23, event includes a 5K run as well as a 1K fun walk and 1K kids' fun run. The 5K run is open to students, faculty and staff, and alumni and friends of WMU. Those competing can run as individuals or as members of three-person teams.

"The classic is yet another way for the campus and community to come together to celebrate Homecoming," says Matt Kurz, associate vice president for university relations and the race organizer.

"There's something for everyone-whether you're a competitive runner or just want to take a walk around campus with your family. It's going to be a great event."

The events begin and end in front of the Bernhard Center. The 1K events will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K run will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Three-person student teams can register for $10, adult teams are $20 and families can register for $15. A $5 late registration fee will be charged for entries received after Oct. 10.

Top finishers in a variety of categories will receive awards. All runners will receive long-sleeve T-shirts, admission to a pre-game tailgate on Hyames Field and discounts on game tickets. A variety of door prizes also have been donated for the tailgate.

For more information or to register, call the Office of University Relations at 616 387-8402.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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