UNH Homecoming 5k

October 6, 2014

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Homecoming weekend is right around the corner, which means fall weather, school spirit, a football game, and of course a 5k road race to start it all off! The race begins at 9am on Saturday, October 11th above the train tracks in front of the Whittemore Center. Coordinated by Campus Rec, the 5k has been a highlight of homecoming for many community members over the years. Campus Rec has a map posted online tracing the running route so you know what to expect. You can also register at this website and look at current race records.

5k road races are a great goal to set for your self to keep up with physical activity and a fit lifestyle. It encourages regular exercise because you know you’ll have a race coming up soon. On the UNH Campus Rec website they also provide more running loops in Durham through MapMyRun.com. This is a great app that can be downloaded on your phone or iPod to keep track of your training and help you find some cool new routes right in around Durham.

Students, staff, alumni, and the Durham community have enjoyed the Homecoming 5K event for the past fifteen years. Not only does it encourage physical activity, but it is also a fun way to bring the community together and cheer each other on. Different types of runners can take part in this fun race, young kids to older alumni, and athletes to recreational runners. You can even get a free T-shirt if you’re one the first 300 people to register, and who doesn’t like free stuff?

So get out and enjoy this fall weather, lace up those running shoes and get ready to participate in the 16th annual homecoming 5k. Hope to see you there!

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