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Seventh Annual Campus Classic to Take Place on October 5, 2019

Submitted by on August 15, 2019 – 3:01 pm
Runners running in the Campus Classic 5K road race.

Campus Classic 5K race

Fall will soon be off to a running start – and that means the annual Northern Essex Community College Campus Classic 5K is just around the corner.

Online registration is now open for NECC’s popular annual 5K race, which will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott Street.

The 5K is set to once again kick off NECC’s annual Homecoming, which will begin immediately following the race and will feature a range of activities appropriate for all ages. The public is invited to stop by Homecoming for a chance to spend time with friends, celebrate the season, and enjoy arts and crafts, food, a “touch-a-truck,” live music, and more.

The chip-timed USATF-certified 5K race will begin promptly at 10 a.m. by the NECC Haverhill campus maintenance building, and will wind through the beautiful rural campus and its surrounding residential neighborhoods. Competitive runners – as well as novices and walkers – are encouraged to participate.

The general race entry fee is $25 through October 3. The price increases to $30 after this date. Students with valid NECC IDs may register for a discounted price of $10. On-site registration is also available.

All proceeds from the NECC Campus Classic will benefit the NECC Fund, which supports 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.

Registrants who sign up by September 7 will receive a free t-shirt. Award categories will include top three male and female overall plus first place male and female in the following age divisions: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-69, 60-69, and 70+.

Because this is a campus event, participants are encouraged to wear apparel from their college as they run or walk. Participants are also welcome to remain after the race for a beer garden, food, and an awards ceremony, in addition to Homecoming-affiliated activities.

For more information, please visit or contact Lindsay Graham, director of scholarships, alumni, and community relations, at