Lace ’em up! Homecoming 5K planned October 24

Homecoming 5K – 2013NIU Campus Recreation will host the sixth annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk event Saturday, Oct. 24.

The race begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Student Recreation Center on the southwest corner of Lucinda Avenue and Annie Glidden Road. It winds around the Huskie Football Stadium, the Convocation Center, Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex and the residence halls, finally ending back at the Student Recreation Center.

Pre-registration continues through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, for $25; the cost is $30 after that. Each pre-registered participant is guaranteed to receive a T-shirt (size not guaranteed) and a goodie bag.

Awards will be given to the first, second and third overall male and female 5K finishers, as well as the top female and male in each age division. A door prize raffle is planned during the award ceremony, boasting prizes from many local establishments.

For more information, call (815) 753-0231 or email campusrecreation@niu.edu. For disability-related accommodations, call (815) 753-9422 or email clagattolla@niu.edu by Monday, Oct. 19.

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