Homecoming 2018   

   November 8-11

Gold Rush 5k

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9 A.M. – 10 A.M.

This isn’t your typical marathon — it’s our GOLDEN Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration and we’re sparkling it up.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. (start time, registration is at 8 a.m.), MVNU is hosting its first-ever Gold Rush 5.0K and .50K! Whether you run, walk, or snack, we’ve got just the thing for you!

  • The 5.0K will start in front of the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium where runners can race through campus. Gold medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the eight age groups.
  • The .50K will feature four golden snack and drink stations, Casey Cougar as Race Marshall, celebratory finish line photos, a prize awarded to the 50th finisher and an award for best dressed in MVNU Cougar colors and gear!
  • For both, gift card awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female MVNU student participants; and all participants will be eligible for prize giveaways including MVNU apparel, training equipment, and an MVNU prize pack.

All 5K and .50K runners and walkers and must register online or the day of the race. Pick up your runner’s packets beginning at 8:00 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed for participants that register by October 12. Cost is $20 in advance; $25 day-of (students $10 or $15 day-of).

All proceeds benefit MVNU’s M2540 initiative partnered with Knox County Food for the Hungry and count toward the alumni giving percentage.