Nov. 4, 2013
The Northern Illinois cross country team will host the second annual Huskie Open run Friday afternoon at the NIU North 40.
In addition to it serving as the final home event of the 2013 season, the Huskie Open is a unique opportunity for community runners to compete alongside the Huskies. The event, which features members of the NIU cross country team and other area collegiate runners, is open to community runners of all levels. Registration is free for community runners and donations are appreciated.
“We are excited to once again welcome our area community runners to compete alongside members of our team," said NIU head coach Greg Hipp. "We use this event to give those on our team not competing at our final championship another opportunity to compete and improve. The event is also a great way to connect with our local community runners”.
Location: NIU North 40 Cross Country Course at the corner of Kishwaukee Dr. and Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb. Parking is available in lots east of Anderson Hall.
3 p.m.: Registration Opens
4:15 p.m.: Registration Closes
4:30 p.m.: Mixed Gender 5K Run Start
Awards: Top three individuals overall.
Timing / Results: Results posted on site and online at NIUHuskies.com.
Entry Fees: FREE for community runners. Donations appreciated
Questions: Greg Hipp - firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-9474
Results: Results will be managed through pulling tags within a chute. Results posted on site and online at NIUHuskies.com.
Directions / Parking: The course is located at the corner of Lucinda Ave. and Kishwaukee Dr. From I-88 exit at Anne Glidden Rd and travel north to Lincoln Hwy, turn right. Follow to Castle Dr., turn left and enter campus. Follow to College Ave., turn right. Follow to Gilbert Way, turn left. Follow to Lucinda Ave., turn right. Follow to Kishwaukee Dr., turn left. Park in the gravel lot at the end the road that is adjacent to the course. If driving a bus, please park bus at the far east end of the lot.