Last year, the inaugural Run for Walk welcomed nearly 1,000 Northwestern fans, supporters and friends of the late Head Coach Randy Walker, to honor our former head football coach.
Once again this year, the 5k family walk will continue as part of the Run for Walk, a 4.1 mile run through Evanston’s tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern’s campus. Participants will finish on Ryan Field while watching their achievement on the video board. The unique run distance harkens back to Randy’s uniform number 41 during his collegiate playing days at Miami University.
Registration fee for the run or walk is $37.50 (before July 15 at 9 a.m. [NOW 9 P.M.] Will raise to $40 after that point.) and includes a short-sleeved, purple technical shirt, a ticket to a non-conference home football game and entry into the race day fitness fest. Northwestern students may register for $22.50. The beneficiary for all proceeds is the Community Animal Rescue Effort--C.A.R.E—a local organization caring and finding homes for lost and homeless pets that was important to Coach Walker.
All game times TBD. Ticket will be an end zone seat.
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All tickets will be distributed on race day and all participants will have the chance to purchase additional tickets to their chosen game at a discounted rate.
Designed for youngsters ages 2 to 10 years, the Kids’ Cat Dashes will take place near Ryan Field finishing on the playing surface. The dashes will be staged in the following heats:
2-4 years - 50 yards (entire dash on the playing surface)
5-6 years - 1/4 mile
7-10 years - 1/2 mile
All participants will receive a participation award.
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Dogs and baby joggers/strollers are welcome*. Please note restrooms will be available inside Ryan Field and inside Welsh-Ryan Arena. No showers available.
*For those with baby joggers/strollers, please line-up at the back of the pack for the run or walk and use extreme caution for the safety of all participants.
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Results will be posted at the event, at www.NUsports.com
and at www.mychicagoathlete.com.
Unique, Wildcat awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. Age group awards will also be distributed.
In addition, Ryan Field is just blocks from the CTA Purple Line Central Street Station and the Metra Evanston Central Street Station.
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