EUREKA — For the seventh consecutive year, the Eureka College Office of Development and Alumni Relations is inviting individuals to come to the Eureka College campus and participate in “Run with Reagan” on Saturday, April 13.
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.
It’s $30 to register for the 5K and fun run/walk on race day, and $25 to register in advance. Eureka College students and Kids Dash participants (12 and under) may participate for $10. Proceeds from the races will benefit the Ronald W. Reagan Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.
All entries will receive a race t-shirt and pancake breakfast. Registration 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 Dickison 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 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 Rachel Honegger at 309-369-1464 or Rachel@envisioneventsinc.com. 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://www.eureka.edu/run-reagan-eureka-college.
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 President Reagan learned from Eureka College and used in his lifetime of leadership roles.
Founded in 1855 by abolitionists from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College is the smallest presidential alma mater in American history and an internationally known leadership and liberal arts college serving 700 students.