WMU News

Not ready to run? Volunteer!

Oct. 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The 2000 Campus Classic is not just for runners.

In fact, there's a slew of opportunities for the less athletic to serve as volunteers.

The 2000 Campus Classic, to be held at Western Michigan University Saturday, Oct. 21, during Homecoming, will feature a 5K race, 5K walk, 1K kids' fun run and a 1K fun walk. Volunteers are needed to help run the events, which last year attracted more than 800 participants.

"If you're not ready to run or are looking for a great activity for your group or family, we invite you to volunteer," says Marie Lee, WMU news and communications specialist and one of the volunteer coordinators for the race.

For working the event, volunteers will receive a free long-sleeve race T-shirt, continental breakfast before the race, a free ticket to the pre-game tailgate party at Hyames Field, and an opportunity to win door prizes, including two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States.

Volunteers are needed to act as course marshals, finish-line reporters, tailgate set-up team members, and tailgate and race tear-down team members. Race volunteers should be available from 7 a.m. until the conclusion of the race at approximately 11 a.m. Tear-down teams for the race will be needed from 9 a.m. until approximately noon. Those tearing down the tailgate event will be needed until approximately 2 p.m.

Volunteers should be 15 or older, but families with younger children are welcome if an adult is present. A pre-race orientation meeting will be held for the volunteers the week preceding the race to explain the tasks for each volunteer position.

To volunteer for the 2000 Campus Classic, call the Office of University Relations at (616) 387-8400 and request a form, or register online at <www/wmich/edu/race>.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
616 387-8400