NIU North 40, Dekalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States

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Activities: Running race, 5K (3.1 Miles)

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*Accepting in-person, day-of-run, registrations until 4:40pm. CARD ONLY, NO CASH. (subject to change)
*Packet pickup day-of-run only.

Hey Huskie fans! Lace up your sneakers because NINE runners (the top three finishing students, women, and men) will each receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to NIU's first home football game of the season, the day following the race, September 11, 2021
  • A VIP tailgate package with complimentary food and beverage
  • Field access pre-game
  • Winners will receive their race award on the field during the game! How cool is that?!

THE TOP THREE in each category also receive:

  • Best Time: $100
  • Second Best Time: $50
  • Third Best Time: $30

The 5K RUN/WALK will be held at The North 40, which is the official NIU Cross Country course located just north of Barsema Hall. Parking will be a breeze. Celebrate the launch of the NIU Cross Country and Football seasons. Meet Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram and NIU President Lisa Freeman at the post-5K meet and greet. Food and beverages and more will follow the 5K right there at The North 40. Your registration includes a race T-shirt and more! Come, build a tradition with us and cheer on your Huskies! Proceeds support NIU Cross Country.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. First State Bank Opening Day 5K

    Activity Starts: 9/10/2022 17:00 - Activity Ends: 9/10/2022 18:00
    Registration opens : 7/20/2022 18:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/20/2022 18:00
      Registration closes : 9/9/2022 18:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 9/10/2022 16:30
      Registration closes : 9/10/2022 17:40
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74

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