ROTC Centennial 5K Road Race

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Norwich University is a host site for the JROTC Anniversary 5k Fun Run. We’re excited about our opportunity to showcase and share all that JROTC has been and what a bright future JROTC has in the next century as part of our ROTC Centennial Symposium.

Race Date Saturday, April 23, 2016
Race Day Registration 9:00 a.m. (Tent on Garrity Field)
1 Mile Kids Run Time 10:00 a.m.
5K Start Time 11:00 a.m.
Start/Finish Location Garrity Field, Norwich University.

Course description

The 5k course will start on Garrity Field. Participants will follow course signs and run toward Park Avenue. Once participants reach route 12, they will turn and run, north, toward Crescent Ave, and down toward Depot Square. Once participants exit Depot Square, they run back toward campus on Central Street. At the end of Central Street, participants will run around Sabine Field with music and fans cheering! Volunteers will direct runners toward Webb and around the Upper Parade Ground. Participants will finish on Disney Field.

Please know there will be directional signs and volunteers on the course directing participants.

Fun for all ages and abilities, post-race festivities include a bar-b-que and awards ceremony for the top three 5k finishers and top three JROTC finishers. Below are tuition prizes for the top JROTC runners to the Future Leader Camp at Norwich University:

  • 1st Place: $1,975 (full tuition)
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

To receive an award, a JROTC runner must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior or have a Norwich acceptance letter.

Cadets and Cadre from Vermont and throughout the Northeast may register for free to participate in our Norwich University event Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

For all other registrants (guests, community members, alumni, parents and families of Norwich students, etc.) the fee is $25 per adult and $15 per child, which includes a 100th Anniversary commemorative hat, bar-b-que, and a Centennial Certificate of Participation.

The JROTC 100th Anniversary Fun Run will provide JROTC units the opportunity to plan, conduct, and participate in an event to raise funds for their unit or to contribute toward their service learning/community service project. The overall goal of this worldwide synchronized 5 km event is to have a simultaneous start time in order to allow JROTC units to connect via social media and to be able to view locations around the world in order to truly appreciate the scope and magnitude of this event.

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