Scholar Scare 5K

Photo of runners in the Scholar Scare 5K.Please note that the original date has changed: Thursday, October 27 - 5K starts at 6 p.m.

Pre-register by 5 p.m. October 25, 2016. Race day registration will be held in the Lee Honors College lounge from 4 to 5:45 p.m.

The Scholar Scare 5K is open to everyone, including Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students, community members, and the general public. We welcome participants of all ages and physical abilities.

Held annually near Halloween, proceeds from the Scholar Scare 5K will be used to provide scholarships for students to defray the costs of study abroad and Study in the States experiences.

In addition to the 5K, there is also a free 1K fun run for children ages ten and under.

There will be awards for top finishers in numerous categories. Wear your Halloween costume—there will be prizes for best costumes as well!

The 2016 Scholar Scare 5K will be held Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. Check-in will be in the Lee Honors College lounge. 1K Fun Run at 5:30 p.m.

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2016 Scholar Scare poster

2015 Scholar Scare poster

2014 Scholar Scare poster