WMU News

Volunteers get to join the party for free

Sept. 17, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- For those who aren't quite ready to run, but who still want to take in all of the fun and excitement of WMU's Homecoming Campus Classic, applications to volunteer for the annual event are available online.

The Campus Classic 5K and 1K run/walk draws about 2,000 people--half of them students--to one of West Michigan's most popular races. About 200 volunteers are needed for the 8:30 a.m. event on homecoming Saturday, Oct. 12. Volunteers help with registration, direct and cheer runners, hand out water, announce split times and record the individual and team finishes.

Volunteers receive free t-shirts, free Bronco paraphernalia, free admission to the post-race brunch and a chance to win great door prizes.

To register as a volunteer or runner in the 2002 Homecoming Campus Classic, visit the race Web site at <www.wmich.edu/race>.

Those interested in volunteering, may also register by calling Gail Towns at 387-8428.

Media contact: Gail Towns, 269 387-8400, gail.towns@wmich.edu

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