Race NIjUdicata: NIU College of Law 5K Run/Walk & BBQ 2014

April 12, 2014

Spring into action and join us for our fifth annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ!  Dust off those running shoes, stretch out those legs, and get ready to hit the road.  We want all runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors to participate in this exciting, Dean-inspired event!  Prizes will be awarded in several categories. 

In addition to good exercise, the best part of the run/walk is at the end of the race where all are welcome to stay and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch catered by Inboden's.

We are pleased to announce that this year's proceeds will go towards the Bar Scholarship Award, which will allow students to devote their full efforts to prepare for the bar exam.

Come for the run...stay for the food!  Discounted prices are available through April 9th.  Register today!

2013 Race Photos

2013 Race Results


  • Adults: $25 ($30 after 4/9)
  • Full-time NIU students:  $20 ($25 after 4/9)
  • Teams of 5:  $20 per person ($25 after 4/9)
  • Children 5-12 years old:  $10

BBQ lunch and event t-shirt are included in registration cost.  Must register by March 26th to guarantee receipt of t-shirt.

Online Registration

On site registration is available on Friday, April 11th from 4:30-6 p.m. or Saturday, April 12th from 8-9:40 a.m. For questions, contact Melody Mitchell at mmitchell@niu.edu.

Note: All online registrants must fill out a waiver and bring it to check-in.

Waiver (.pdf)

Check-In / Packet Pick-Up

Friday, April 11
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
College of Law - Marshall Gallery

Saturday, April 12
8 - 9:40 a.m.
College of Law

Race Day Schedule

  • Check-In: 8 - 9:40 a.m.
  • Race time: 10:00 a.m. There is a course cap time of 1 hour.
  • Awards: Announced at end of race.
  • BBQ: 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


Course Map  *Note: a water station will be positioned a little over a mile into the course.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Platinum Sponsorship: $1,000 or more
  • Gold Sponsorship: $500 – 999
  • Silver Sponsorship: $250 – 499
  • Bronze Sponsorship: $100 – 249

Sponsorship Form  Please submit forms by March 24th.


Volunteers are needed for the race.  

Register to volunteer online


A BBQ lunch provided by Inboden's will be available immediately as you finish the race.


The Awards ceremony is anticipated to begin about 11:15 a.m.  Award categories include:

  • Top overall male/female
  • Top 3 finishers in each age division: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • Top NIU Law alumni finisher male/female
  • Top NIU Law student finisher male/female
  • Top team finish


All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will go towards the Bar Scholarship Award.


Swen Parson Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115


There will be plenty of parking in the area.  You may park in the parking deck on Normal Road or in available spaces around the College of Law.  The parking deck and other available spaces are located on the west side of Swen Parson Hall.  View a map and/or driving directions.

Contact information

Melody Mitchell
Phone: (815) 753-1027