Registration Open for Campus Classic 5K
There is still time to register for Northern Essex Community College‘s Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.
This year the campus classic coincides with NECC’s second annual homecoming. The race and all events are open to the public. There will be a beer tent, cornhole toss tournament, and a popup boutique.
For the first time, the Campus Classic will have a chip-timed start and finish, courtesy of Bay State Race Services.
The USATF-certified 5K race will wind through the campus and surrounding residential neighborhood. Competitive runners—as well as novices and walkers—are invited to participate. Online registration is now open.
The general race entry fee is $25 before October 1; $30 after. NECC students with valid campus IDs can register for a discounted price of $10 through race day.
Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the Fun Run, which is organized by age group, at 9 a.m. Registration for this event is $10 before October 1 and $15 after. The Fun Run will coincide with a range of other fun activities for children including face painting, coloring, and a “touch-a-truck” featuring various types of emergency response vehicles for kids to climb and explore.
The first 250 5K registrants and the first 50Registration Fun Run registrants will receive free t-shirts. Award categories include top three male and female overall plus top three by the following age divisions: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. All Fun Run participants will receive awards as well.
Because this is a campus event, participants are encouraged to wear apparel from their college as they run or walk. Participants are also welcome and encouraged to remain after the race for NECC’s Homecoming.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the NECC Fund, which provides support for student scholarships and academic programs. Covanta, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of Energy-from-Waste conversion infrastructure, is the Platinum Sponsor.