The 2019 edition of the Sprinter Campus Fun Run (yes, you can also walk) will take place on homecoming Saturday, October 12 at 9:00AM sharp. The 1-mile course begins at the Sprinter statue just off the Cross Lot between the gymnasium and the Chapel of the Christ. Grab some friends, get some exercise, and enjoy a refreshing start to a full, fall day of fun.
Registration is now open at this link! There is no cost to participate, but only those who register by noon on Thursday, October 10 are eligible for one of the many great door prizes from campus entities and community businesses. If you don’t register by noon on Thursday, October 10, you can still participate in the event…just show up ready to run!
T-shirts are available for purchase to those who register by Monday, September 30 at 5 PM. This year’s shirt will be maroon and will show the Sprinter (and Luther) sprinting past the Center Street entry. Adult cost is $8. Those 18 and under pay just $6 (even if they wear adult sizes). You can place your shirt order right on the registration form, but remember the deadline is Monday, September 30 at 5 PM. Payment should be by cash or check to MLC Alumni Association. You can drop it off in the alumni office or mail it in advance to the MLC Alumni Relations, 1995 Luther Ct, New Ulm, MN 56073. You can also pay for it on site at registration where all shirts will be picked up.
There is also something NEW this year with the Fun Run. We decided to take the FUN up a notch with a costume contest. You do not have to come in a costume, but if you would like to there will be some prizes for the top costumes. While it can be any costume, if you need some inspiration, the theme for MLC Homecoming this year is Willy Wonka. We can’t wait to see some creativity on the Fun Run route!
Participants should plan to arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 to sign in at the Luther Student Center near the gym. Door prizes will be drawn during the event, so stop by after you are done to see if you won! Upon completion of the race, stick around for free bottled water and snacks. The MLC football and volleyball teams will be in action that day and a host of other events are scheduled for the weekend. See the MLC website for the full slate of activities.
We’ll traverse the 1-mile all paved course rain or shine so come prepared. The course is flat (no steps or hills), and family friendly (strollers & wagons welcome). The map below shows the exact route. If you haven’t seen the beautiful campus in a while, this is the opportune time to check it out! Don’t delay, register today.
Plan to stick around after for the FREE Family Fun Zone featuring:
* A Candid Shots Photo Booth (with free printable pics)
* Body Bumper Ball Soccer
* Bounce House
* QB Challenge
Hours for the fun zone are 9:15-12 noon. All are welcome!
Alumni and parents of athletes are also encouraged to register in the Luther Student Center (near the gym) between 9:15-12 noon to show your support and snag your free swag.