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The Ultimate 5K Run/Walk

A few months ago, the Homecoming committee decided to put together an event that would showcase its Gopher pride, get people thinking about Homecoming early and give other groups on campus the opportunity to display their maroon and gold spirit. After some lengthy brainstorming sessions, it was decided that the event would be a 5K Run/Walk. Homecoming connected with Habitat for Humanity and the Air Force ROTC and the planning began.

Representatives from the three groups began meeting weekly on Monday nights. Everything from the race route to the post-race entertainment and food was planned during the meetings. The idea to give away 150 race t-shirts and sweatbands as promotional items was also established. One of the most memorable planning meetings was the walk through of the race route in the freezing cold Minnesota weather in order to determine where cheering sections and water stations would be placed.

Over the past two months, ideas have been shared, partnerships have been formed, and The Ultimate 5K has been planned. With only two meetings left, time is running out, but the committee is sure the event will be a success. For more information about the race and how to register visit The Ultimate 5K. Be sure you get in on the fun!

Go Gophers!


I am excited about the 5k! Will we get the sweatbands before the race starts, so we can wear them when we run?

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