Homecoming 5K

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Campus Recreation Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the 5th Annual Homecoming 5K

Run for a Better U

Date:  Saturday, October 11

Race Start-time: 7:45 a.m.

Pre-registration

  • Fee - $25.00 per person*
  • All pre-registered participants are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt (size not guaranteed) and a goodie bag.
  • Register online using a credit card or with your bursar account (current students only) at http://registeruo.niu.edu/iebms/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?oc=60&ct=STD&eventid=22282.  If paying by cash, check, or Huskie Bucks, register at the Campus Recreation kiosk located at the NIU Student Recreation Center. Make checks payable to Northern Illinois University.
  • Pre-registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Race Day Registration

  • Fee – $30.00 per person*
  • Race Day race registrants will receive a t-shirt and a goodie bag while supplies last (race t-shirts and sizes are not guaranteed).
  • Race Day registration begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m. at the NIU Student Recreation Center.
  • Only cash or check will be accepted for Race Day registration.

*No refunds. Registration fees are not transferable.

About the Course

The 5K is an out-and-back race, and the terrain is flat and fast. The race route starts and ends at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) located on the corner of Lucinda and Annie Glidden in DeKalb, Illinois. The race winds around the Huskie Football Stadium, the Convocation Center, through the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex, around the residence halls, and then back to the Student Recreation Center.

Special features

Race Day Parking

Registrants, spectators, and volunteers may park at the parking lot adjacent to the Chick Evans Field House located on the southwest corner of Lucinda and Annie Glidden.

Race Check-In & Packet Pick-up

  • All pre-registered participants must check-in and pick up their packets between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
  • All packets must be picked up at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Awards

  • Race awards are determined from chip timing results.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall male and female 5K finishers.
  • Awards will be given to the top female and top male in each division:
    • 14 and under
    • 15-20
    • 21-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50+ (Masters)
    • Wheelchair (1st place male & female only)

Photographers

NIU personnel will photograph participants on the course and at the finish.

Safety Assurance

Northern Illinois University Police Officers and volunteers will be along the route to stop traffic and create a clear path for your running and walking convenience. Certified CPR/AED and First Aid staff will also be on the course. Participants run/walk at their own risk and should watch for traffic, as well.

Accommodations

For disability-related accommodations, please contact Sand Carlisle at 815-753-9419 or via e-mail at carlisle@niu.edu by Monday October 6, 2014. Advance notice is appreciated.

Race Regulations

  • Bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and baby stroller/joggers), and dogs (except assisted dogs for individuals with disabilities) are prohibited.

Hydration Stations

  • Hydration stations will be available at the start of the race, at the 1.5 mile marker, and at the end of the race.

Inclement Weather

The NIU Campus Recreation 5K Race will continue rain or shine unless there is thunder and lightning. If lightning or thunder is present, or if there are other conditions deemed dangerous by race personnel, the race will not proceed. The race will proceed once the danger or lightning and/or dangerous condition has clearly passed. If race requires cancellation due to dangerous conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be NO RAIN DATE, AND NO REFUNDS will be given.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 815-753-0231 or e-mail us at CampusRecreation@niu.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with encouragement, set-up, registration, traffic flow along the course, start and finish lines, awards, food, and take-down.

 

2013 Race Results

View our race photos

1st Place Overall Male 2nd Place Overall Male 3rd place overall male

1st place overall female 2nd place overall female 3rd place overall female

Place Bib # Name Time Age Gender Age Rank
1 64 James Holt 16:19.4 22 M 1 Overall Male
2 175 Alex Johnson 16:45.7 20 M 2 Overall Male
3 13 Kenneth Borre 17:04.4 28 M 3 Overall Male
4 81 Joel Lawrence 17:24.4 18 M 1 M-15 to 20
5 172 Jesse Sturino 17:51.7 52 M 1 M-50 to 98
6 52 Ryan Gunn 19:00.9 22 M 1 M-21 to 24
7 135 Rebecca Schwantes 19:15.2 32 F 1 Overall Female
8 110 Marie Norris 19:31.6 23 F 2 Overall Female
9 184 Don Brunson 19:40.3 25 M 1 M-25 to 29
10 42 Chris Evans 19:51.9 18 M 2 M-15 to 20
11 159 Stephanie Young 20:02.7 29 F 3 Overall Female
12 106 Oscar Munoz 20:13.0 31 M 1 M-30 to 39
13 198 Corey Rickeier 20:39.7 21 M 2 M-21 to 24
14 165 Jason Ardanowski 20:56.0 29 M 2 M-25 to 29
15 112 Jason Ornelis 21:15.1 25 M 3 M-25 to 29
16 19 Ron Bright 21:15.2 32 M 2 M-30 to 39
17 3 Jami Augustine 21:25.6 33 F 1 F-30 to 39
18 84 Cristian Lopez 21:29.3 19 M 3 M-15 to 20
19 143 Kristin Strupp 21:33.2 22 F 1 F-21 to 24
20 40 Saeed Elsaghir 21:46.0 23 M 3 M-21 to 24
21 67 Tom Jackowski 21:47.4 31 M 3 M-30 to 39
22 43 Jacob Ferencak 21:50.2 20 M 4 M-15 to 20
23 105 Joseph Morris 21:51.3 22 M 4 M-21 to 24
24 190 Sam Hight 22:03.4 22 M 5 M-21 to 24
25 174 Rutger Glocker 22:04.1 22 M 6 M-21 to 24
26 116 Christine Pelikan 22:04.8 22 F 2 F-21 to 24
27 166 Casey Garvey 22:14.6 21 M 7 M-21 to 24
28 187 Kyliegh Heller 22:35.4 18 F 1 F-15 to 20
29 57 Daniel Heaver 22:40.2 34 M 4 M-30 to 39
30 186 Jake Young 22:50.1 33 M 5 M-30 to 39
31 102 Kristofer Mirjanic 23:11.1 19 M 5 M-15 to 20
32 125 Emily Reilly 23:12.5 34 F 2 F-30 to 39
33 74 Christopher Kelly 23:16.3 21 M 8 M-21 to 24
34 176 Kelley Duford 23:17.2 35 M 6 M-30 to 39
35 164 Taylor Hartman 23:17.5 24 M 9 M-21 to 24
36 95 Patrick McGinty 23:18.5 19 M 6 M-15 to 20
37 188 Terence Fogarty 23:32.9 18 M 7 M-15 to 20
38 34 Erik Desch 23:37.2 21 M 10 M-21 to 24
39 152 Leonard Walther 23:38.9 54 M 2 M-50 to 98
40 115 Lesley Paramo 23:39.1 18 F 2 F-15 to 20
41 156 Amanda Wielgus 23:45.6 24 F 3 F-21 to 24
42 130 Thomas Rossdeutscher 23:49.1 21 M 11 M-21 to 24
43 137 Brad Shortridge 23:56.6 46 M 1 M-40 to 49
44 86 Daniel Lutz 23:59.7 26 M 4 M-25 to 29
45 98 taylor miller 24:12.4 13 F 1 F-1 to 14
46 120 Michelle Pini-Loptien 24:15.5 39 F 3 F-30 to 39
47 178 Bryan Beachamp 24:19.1 26 M 5 M-25 to 29
48 148 Sarah Vanderbleek 24:26.7 36 F 4 F-30 to 39
49 138 Dawn Sibley 24:34.8 43 F 1 F-40 to 49
50 139 Rich Sigler 24:43.9 45 M 2 M-40 to 49
51 181 Laney Henson 24:50.2 13 F 2 F-1 to 14
52 100 Naicia Miner 24:50.8 49 F 2 F-40 to 49
53 124 Eric Rauch 24:53.1 32 M 7 M-30 to 39
54 51 Kevin Guidry 25:06.6 20 M 8 M-15 to 20
55 193 Mark Matuszewski 25:08.5 51 M 3 M-50 to 98
56 69 Kimberly Johnson 25:11.7 19 F 3 F-15 to 20
57 162 Maria Zozzaro 25:12.7 22 F 4 F-21 to 24
58 41 John Etheredge 25:22.4 55 M 4 M-50 to 98
59 196 Aubrie Little 25:23.5 28 F 1 F-25 to 29
60 173 Greg Padgett 25:23.5 25 M 6 M-25 to 29
61 149 Angela Versluis 25:41.2 21 F 5 F-21 to 24
62 61 Bridget Hickey 25:46.2 21 F 6 F-21 to 24
63 107 Latisha Newman 25:46.3 37 F 5 F-30 to 39
64 163 Benjamin Mommer 25:56.0 22 M 12 M-21 to 24
65 32 Kristy De Chirico 25:57.3 25 F 2 F-25 to 29
66 99 lisa miller 25:59.9 46 F 3 F-40 to 49
67 127 Jennifer Rosato 26:00.2 52 F 1 F-50 to 98
68 1 Vanessa Almanza 26:01.9 22 F 7 F-21 to 24
69 59 Arcadio Hernandez 26:03.0 21 M 13 M-21 to 24
70 35 Maricruz Diaz 26:07.0 23 F 8 F-21 to 24
71 182 Kimberly Leppert 26:09.2 20 F 4 F-15 to 20
72 15 Caroline Bowers 26:21.9 11 F 3 F-1 to 14
73 154 Heather Whitecotton 26:23.0 30 F 6 F-30 to 39
74 122 Ashley Purintun 26:31.2 20 F 5 F-15 to 20
75 29 Edye Cowan 26:41.5 49 F 4 F-40 to 49
76 161 Manar Zayed 26:44.0 25 F 3 F-25 to 29
77 197 Kourtney Madison 26:50.3 18 F 6 F-15 to 20
78 65 Gina Ingraham 26:59.6 56 F 2 F-50 to 98
79 54 Alyssa Harmon 27:04.4 24 F 9 F-21 to 24
80 147 Nivian Valladares 27:08.2 22 F 10 F-21 to 24
81 45 William Frederick 27:09.8 25 M 7 M-25 to 29
82 49 Aliesha Graves 27:15.3 32 F 7 F-30 to 39
83 60 Sandra Herrmann 27:23.3 48 F 5 F-40 to 49
84 85 Elizabeth Luchsinger 27:23.7 23 F 11 F-21 to 24
85 118 Mira Petersen 27:37.1 23 F 12 F-21 to 24
86 177 Clarisa Medina-Poeliniz 27:42.7 38 F 8 F-30 to 39
87 114 Erin Ortiz 28:01.7 23 F 13 F-21 to 24
88 134 Brittany Santillan 28:04.3 25 F 4 F-25 to 29
89 76 Kevin Koch 28:08.1 20 M 9 M-15 to 20
90 123 Jessica Rauch 28:27.0 31 F 9 F-30 to 39
91 2 Lillian Asiala 28:31.3 23 F 14 F-21 to 24
92 77 Alexander Lake 28:32.0 19 M 10 M-15 to 20
93 71 Caicina Jones 28:38.7 24 F 15 F-21 to 24
94 141 Emily Stewart 28:46.0 22 F 16 F-21 to 24
95 18 Karinne Bredberg 28:54.3 32 F 10 F-30 to 39
96 46 Jennifer Germain 29:03.3 27 F 5 F-25 to 29
97 66 Danell Jackowski 29:04.5 30 F 11 F-30 to 39
98 168 Rita Lesniewski 29:05.8 18 M 11 M-15 to 20
99 170 Chad Gillis 29:12.2 41 M 3 M-40 to 49
100 27 Sara Conley 29:17.9 23 F 17 F-21 to 24
101 171 Bailey Gilis 29:22.1 9 F 4 F-1 to 14
102 167 Kristen Selig 29:22.9 46 F 6 F-40 to 49
103 36 Joseph Dienberg 29:40.0 18 M 12 M-15 to 20
104 126 Sarah Rogers 29:42.0 28 F 6 F-25 to 29
105 140 Kerri Sosnowski 29:48.1 39 F 12 F-30 to 39
106 38 Melanie Duvall 29:51.0 20 F 7 F-15 to 20
107 8 Anna Benson 29:51.1 19 F 8 F-15 to 20
108 21 Haley Burton 29:55.5 26 F 7 F-25 to 29
109 47 Leonard Giannone 29:55.5 26 M 8 M-25 to 29
110 111 Anne Ornelis 30:01.8 25 F 8 F-25 to 29
111 73 Matt Keating 30:04.7 27 M 9 M-25 to 29
112 151 Erica Wade 30:25.4 37 F 13 F-30 to 39
113 72 Rebecca Jurevis 30:34.3 19 F 9 F-15 to 20
114 96 Chelsea Means 30:44.6 19 F 10 F-15 to 20
115 24 Kaitlyn Chopelas 30:46.9 20 F 11 F-15 to 20
116 103 Jennie Miskell 30:49.1 24 F 18 F-21 to 24
117 20 Kristin Brynteson 30:49.9 40 F 7 F-40 to 49
118 160 Jen Young 31:16.7 31 F 14 F-30 to 39
119 142 Dana Stover 31:27.2 59 F 3 F-50 to 98
120 195 Matthew Markley 31:30.3 23 M 14 M-21 to 24
121 97 Beth Means 31:33.7 39 F 15 F-30 to 39
122 28 Alicia Cosky 31:37.7 63 F 4 F-50 to 98
123 44 Ashley Foulks 31:41.4 23 F 19 F-21 to 24
124 83 Tim Long 31:45.0 27 M 10 M-25 to 29
125 189 amy long 31:45.2 21 F 20 F-21 to 24
126 53 Mary Halco 31:50.0 20 F 12 F-15 to 20
127 183 Danielle Booker 31:56.8 25 F 9 F-25 to 29
128 30 Amy Curtin 31:58.6 23 F 21 F-21 to 24
129 117 Emily Perkins 32:05.5 28 F 10 F-25 to 29
130 109 Stephanie Norman 32:07.3 19 F 13 F-15 to 20
131 94 Destiny McDonald 32:19.2 25 F 11 F-25 to 29
132 133 Kathryn Saalfeld 32:25.5 32 F 16 F-30 to 39
133 31 Jeff Curtin 33:26.7 53 M 5 M-50 to 98
134 50 Joe Gryzbek 33:51.1 29 M 11 M-25 to 29
135 157 Rachel Wilson 33:52.2 26 F 12 F-25 to 29
136 68 Hayley Jerfita 33:52.5 26 F 13 F-25 to 29
137 11 Ryan Bondick 33:53.0 27 M 12 M-25 to 29
138 145 Jillian Teegarden 34:02.4 27 F 14 F-25 to 29
139 16 J.D. Bowers 34:24.5 46 M 4 M-40 to 49
140 185 Divine Massamba 34:30.5 24 F 22 F-21 to 24
141 179 Courtney Carwright 34:34.2 23 F 23 F-21 to 24
142 180 Joshua Flinn 34:34.6 23 M 15 M-21 to 24
143 7 Richard Bennett 34:42.2 32 M 8 M-30 to 39
144 113 Lucas Ortegel 34:42.6 23 M 16 M-21 to 24
145 55 Jasmine Harvell 34:43.3 23 F 24 F-21 to 24
146 194 wendy mayerhofer 34:45.0 47 F 8 F-40 to 49
147 56 Nicole Heaver 35:19.3 31 F 17 F-30 to 39
148 146 Mary Torres 36:20.0 25 F 15 F-25 to 29
149 62 Eldora Holder 38:11.5 19 F 14 F-15 to 20
150 63 Richard Holder 38:11.9 50 M 6 M-50 to 98
151 14 Julia Bowers 38:51.8 11 F 5 F-1 to 14
152 17 Kristy Bowers 38:55.9 46 F 9 F-40 to 49
153 23 Stephanie Carr 39:32.9 44 F 10 F-40 to 49
154 192 caroline portlock 39:43.9 50 F 5 F-50 to 98
155 78 Elizabeth Lanzhammer 40:01.0 30 F 18 F-30 to 39
156 150 Preeti Vodnala 40:17.1 30 F 19 F-30 to 39
157 87 Brandi Lyons 43:00.5 26 F 16 F-25 to 29
158 22 Summer Cain 43:35.2 34 F 20 F-30 to 39
159 158 Sirisha Yaddanapudi 43:35.9 30 F 21 F-30 to 39
160 121 Nancy Poe 43:38.1 62 F 6 F-50 to 98
161 153 Julianne Ward 46:30.6 21 F 25 F-21 to 24
162 12 Alicia Booth 46:31.5 22 F 26 F-21 to 24
163 144 Kaitlynn Sullivan 46:33.4 25 F 17 F-25 to 29
164 6 Heather Barkholtz 46:35.0 24 F 27 F-21 to 24
165 37 Amy Dolby 47:32.4 28 F 18 F-25 to 29
166 119 Kathryn Pilson 47:32.6 23 F 28 F-21 to 24
167 191 Andrew Summers 47:34.6 29 M 13 M-25 to 29
168 58 Laura Hedin 49:02.9 56 F 7 F-50 to 98
169 10 Erika Blood 49:03.0 36 F 22 F-30 to 39
170 129 Cheryl Ross 50:19.8 61 F 8 F-50 to 98
171 169 Phyllis Pleckham 50:19.9 56 F 9 F-50 to 98
172 93 Staci McClain 50:22.8 26 F 19 F-25 to 29
173 9 Philip Blankenship 51:04.0 24 M 17 M-21 to 24
174 128 Kristina Ross 51:04.5 38 F 23 F-30 to 39

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