WMU News

Campus Classic runners could park free next year

Oct. 8, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Three "W" student parking stickers for the 2004-05 academic year have been donated as door prizes for the 2003 Campus Classic, this Saturday's race through campus.

Bob Beam, vice president for business and finance, and WMU Parking Services donated the three stickers, valued at $300 each, for the Oct. 11 event that will kick off Homecoming Saturday with a 1K Fun Walk and Run and a 5K Walk and Run through the campus. Prizewinners will be selected by random drawing during the post-race brunch and awards ceremony, which will be held in a tent near Kanley Chapel.

"This is a great incentive for students to register for the race and get some additional mileage out of what's already a great homecoming event," says Matt Kurz, associate vice president for university relations whose office coordinates the Campus Classic. "Three lucky students will enjoy the fun of the race on Saturday and keep that grin going all of next year."

In addition to the three parking stickers, this year's door prizes also include a $500 travel voucher from AAA Travel and a number of other certificates and pieces of merchandise.

Race registration will continue until 9 a.m. Saturday, but race fees increase for those who register Friday or Saturday. For students who register by the end of the day Thursday, Oct. 9, the registration fee is $10. The fee increases to $15 for students who wait to register on Friday or Saturday. College student teams of three to five persons can register for $25 through Thursday or $30 on Friday and Saturday.

Students can register in person through Thursday at the Office of University Relations, 300 E. Walwood Hall. Registration teams also will be stationed at Gazelle Sports on the mall in downtown Kalamazoo from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Final on-site will take place in Room 105 of the Bernhard Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with the registration area closing at 9 a.m. All registered participants will receive a race T-shirt, complimentary brunch and snacks.

The 5K race is run on a certified course with ChampionChip timing. The race also uses volunteers in a variety of roles. Volunteers who register online by midnight Thursday also receive T-shirts and are eligible for door prizes.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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