Homecoming 5K run/walk scheduled Saturday

Photo of runners in a road raceCampus Recreation is hosting a 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 15. The race starts at 7:45 a.m.

Pre-registration is available online. The fee is $20 per person. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed to receive T-shirts (sizes not guaranteed) and goodie bags.

Pre-registration ends at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

There is a $25-per-person fee to register the day of the race. Race day race registrants will receive T-shirts and goodie bags as long as supplies last (T-shirts nor sizes are guaranteed). Race day registration begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Only cash or check will be accepted for race day registration.

There are no refunds. Registration fees are not transferable.

The Homecoming 5K is an out-and-back race, and the terrain is flat and fast.

The race route starts and ends at the Student Recreation Center located on the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Annie Glidden Road. The race winds around Huskie Stadium, passes the Convocation Center, heads to Northern View Community, rounds the Stevenson and Grant North residence halls and then returns to the SRC.

The race route is on blacktop. Water will be available at the start/finish and along the course. Aid stations will be located in the start and finish. Splits will be given at 1 and 2 miles.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at (815) 753-0231 or email CampusRecreation@niu.edu.

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