WMU News

Early registration extended for Campus Classic

Oct. 11, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Early registration for the Homecoming Campus Classic has been extended through Sunday, Oct. 15. Registrations postmarked or submitted electronically through the race Web site by Oct. 15 are eligible for the early registration fee.

The 2000 Campus Classic is Saturday, Oct. 21, and features a 5K race, 5K walk, 1K kids' fun run and a 1K fun walk. All classic entrants and volunteers receive free admission to a special tailgate party following the race and prior to Homecoming football versus Northern Illinois.

Complete information about the Campus Classic, including online registration for runners, walkers and race volunteers is on the Web at <www.wmich.edu/race>.

Volunteers are also needed to help run the events, which last year attracted more than 800 participants. 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.

Interested volunteers can sign up on the Web or by calling the Office of University Relations at 616 387-8400.

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