WMU News

Campus Classic receives regional fitness award

Sept. 5, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- An event that draws thousands of walkers and runners for a fall romp around campus has snagged an award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

WMU's Homecoming Campus Classic received the council's 2001 Regional Amateur Athletic Event of the Year Award. Founded in 1999 as part of an effort to revitalize the homecoming celebration, the Campus Classic drew more than 1,300 participants, 130 volunteers and several hundred spectators last year. Organized by the Office of University Relations, the event includes four walk/run components -- 5K run, 5K walk, 1K walk and 1K kids' fun run -- and is open to the community.

The 2001 Campus Classic will be held homecoming Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information, visit the Campus Classic Web site at <www.wmich.edu/race> or call 616 387-8402

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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