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Homecoming Dome Dash keeps tradition alive

October  01, 2010

After a one-year hiatus, Augustana's tradition of holding a 5K fun run as part of homecoming festivities returns this year.

Christened the Dome Dash, the course will take runners and walkers on a loop that stays on campus its entire length. Proceeds from the Oct. 9 race will benefit Augustana's Habitat for Humanity student affiliate.

Kelly Noack '02, director of Alumni and Parent Relations and a runner herself, said she especially wanted the run to be part of homecoming during the college's sesquicentennial year. No one knows exactly when the race tradition began, but most believe it started in the early 1980s.

This year's route begins and ends on the Paul V. Olsen Track at Ericson Field. Start time is 8 a.m.

The first 100 to register will get an official Dome Dash T-shirt. The first male and first female finishers will receive an Augustana College sweatshirt. Water stops and mile splits will available throughout the course and there will be post-race refreshments for all.

The entry fee is $15 for faculty and staff, and $8 for students. Registration forms will be available in the College Center the week before the race and a registration table will be staffed Oct. 7-8.

Students may register online here.

Faculty/staff register online here.

Alumni should sign up through the Homecoming registration page.