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Road closings announced for Campus Classic

July 18, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Several campus roads and parking areas at Western Michigan University will be closed for varying periods the morning of homecoming Saturday, Oct. 20, to accommodate the ninth annual running of the Homecoming Campus Classic 1K and 5K run/walk.

"Several groups are starting to make plans for homecoming already, so we want to remind the campus community of the annual road closings as soon as possible to avoid conflicts later," says Thom Myers in the Office of University Relations.

West Michigan Avenue in front of the Bernhard Center and the parking lots along that section of West Michigan will be closed to all traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. This includes the parking lots in front of Henry Hall and Seibert Administration Building and the lot between Kanley Chapel and Sangren Hall.

Most other affected roads and lots will be closed for about one hour at varying times between 8 and 10 a.m. during the actual running of the 1K and 5K events. Access will be limited to nearly every building on the central West Campus during the 5K race. Roads and lots will be opened to traffic as soon as the last runners and walkers have cleared the adjacent parts of the race route.

Questions about the courses and road closings may be referred to Thom Myers at thom.myers@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8710. Information about the 2007 Homecoming Campus Classic is available on the Web, including race registration, signing up as a race volunteer and PDF maps for both the 1K and 5K race.

Homecoming Campus Classic: www.wmich.edu/race

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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