NIU hosts second annual Huskie Open Friday

Greg Hipp
Greg Hipp

The Northern Illinois cross country team will host the second annual Huskie Open run Friday afternoon at the NIU North 40.

In addition to it serving as the final home event of the 2013 season, the Huskie Open is a unique opportunity for community runners to compete alongside the Huskies.

The event, which features runners from NIU and other colleges, is open to community runners of all levels. Registration is free for community runners; donations are appreciated.

“We are excited to once again welcome our area community runners to compete alongside members of our team,” said NIU head coach Greg Hipp. “We use this event to give those on our team not competing at our final championship another opportunity to compete and improve. The event is also a great way to connect with our local community runners.”

Event Information

Location: NIU North 40 Cross Country Course at the corner of Kishwaukee Drive and Lucinda Avenue on campus. Parking is available in lots east of Anderson Hall.

Schedule:
3 p.m.: Registration opens
4:15 p.m.: Registration closes
4:30 p.m.: Mixed Gender 5K Run start

Awards: Top three individuals overall.

For more information, call (815) 753-9474 or email ghipp@niu.edu.

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