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5 reasons to participate in the inaugural Wesleyan 5K April 23

02.17.2016 | By:


We are celebrating the 125th Anniversary with new and exciting events during the Alumni Reunion on Saturday, April 23, including the inaugural Wesleyan 5K (W5K). 

Here are five fun reasons to attend our first ever 5K:

1. It's Family-friendly

During and after the W5K there is a vendor fair and kid’s activities for you and your family to enjoy. We’ll also have a 1 mile Willie Walk around the campus for any first-timers who might fear the 5K.

2. You get free stuff

All participants in the W5K or Willie Walk will receive a special edition t-shirt and goodie bag. There will also be plenty of snacks, beverages and entertainment for everyone.

3. See our new campus improvements

We have a beautiful new clock tower, which serves as the new entry way to the campus. That’s where the W5K will start and finish. There have also been major improvements to East Rosedale Street. Come check it out. If you haven’t been to campus lately, you won’t believe your eyes.

4. Help fund student scholarships

When you participate in the W5K the proceeds go to support student scholarships. The majority of students depend on scholarships and financial aid, so we hope you’ll show your support for fellow Rams and pay it forward. 

5. Be fit and healthy

The W5K is a chip-timed, certified course. Whether your running, walking, trying to beat a record or just curious how long it takes you to complete a 5K, we’ve got you covered.