Eureka College to Host “Run with Reagan 2021” Oct. 2
July 19, 2021
EUREKA, Ill. — Eureka College’s “Run with Reagan” is returning this year – and it’s moving to Homecoming weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Eureka College Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Cross Country Team is inviting individuals to come to the Eureka College campus to participate in the annual race and fundraiser.
This year’s event, which welcomes participants of all ages, will begin with a 400-meter Kids Dash at 8 a.m., followed by a one-mile fun run/walk and 5K at 8:15 a.m. From now until the end of July, it is $20 to register for the 5K and fun run/walk. It will be $25 to register in August and $30 to register from September to race day.
Eureka College students and Kids Dash participants (12 and under) can participate for $10. Proceeds from the races will benefit the Ronald W. Reagan Society and the Red Devil Cross Country program.
All entries will receive a race T-shirt and pancake breakfast. Guests of the participants can purchase breakfast for $6.25+ tax. Registration and packet pick up will be in the Commons and is scheduled to begin on race day at 7 a.m. at the corner of Reagan Drive and Burgess Street near Eureka’s Lilac Arboretum. Parking will be available at the East Burgess gravel parking lot.
The starting line of the 5K course will be at the corner of Reagan Drive and Burgess Street and will continue Burgess, east on James Street, south on Dickinson Drive and west on Reagan Drive. This square will be completed three times with the last lap being extended north until making a left on College Avenue, ending the event in front of the Dickinson Commons. All participants are welcome to join the pancake breakfast scheduled inside the Commons immediately following the race.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runner, as well as to the top three performers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15 through 19, 20 through 29, 30 through 39, 40 through 49, 50 through 59, 60 through 69 and 70 and over.
Individuals interested in signing up for the event or seeking more information should contact event chairperson Chris Robinson at 309-467-6455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed forms should be returned to the Eureka College Development Office at 300 East College Avenue, Eureka, Illinois, 61530. Checks should be made payable to Eureka College. To register online: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/29381/run-with-reagan
Long before he was president, Ronald Reagan was a vital member of the Eureka College community and a graduate of the 1932 class. The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College is dedicated to helping President Reagan’s alma mater study, teach and share the same lessons and values.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of only 24 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.