Wildcat Fun Run 2021

Wildcat Fun Run: Homecoming

The NMU Alumni Association is excited to bring back the Wildcat Fun Run to Homecoming! This year, we are hosting a virtual and in-person 5K for the NMU community to show their Wildcat pride…near and far!

Registration is required. The cost is $25 for the NMU community (alumni, friends, parents, community members) and includes a Wildcat Fun Run t-shirt. Northern Michigan University will use a portion of the revenue generated by registrations for the event to support the NMU Food Pantry. NMU students can register for $15 (price includes a t-shirt) and student status will be verified at registration.

In-Person Fun Run Participants:
The in-person Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, on NMU’s campus, beginning and ending in the Academic Mall near the Wildcat Statue. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. where participants will receive a Wildcat Fun Run t-shirt and a bib number. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and alumni, students, and the NMU community are welcome to run, walk or jog the 5K course. Water and a small snack will be provided for participants at the end of the run.

Virtual Fun Run Participants:
Participants can complete the 5K through Saturday, Oct. 9. Once each participant completes the race, they will send a photo to alumni@nmu.edu to be entered into a drawing to win a prize and be featured on our NMU Alumni Association social media channels. A t-shirt will be mailed to you.

We are excited to bring back a Wildcat tradition and celebrate Homecoming 2021 both in-person and virtually with our NMU alumni and friends. #alwaysNMU #GoCats 

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021

Start Time:  8:00 am
End Time:  10:00 am

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Northern Michigan University


Academic Mall - Wildcat Statue


1401 Presque Isle Ave.

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Kylie Bunting

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$25 for NMU community, $15 for students

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