Annual Constitution Day Fun Run, Walk and Roll

Sept. 10, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Friday, September 20, the Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Student Activities will sponsor a 5K Fun Run, Walk and Roll at 4:00 p.m. at the Bloomington-Normal Constitutional Trail in celebration of Constitution Day, which became a federal observance in 2004.

On this holiday, public educational institutions provide valuable information to students on the importance and lasting effects of the U.S. Constitution. The day serves as a remembrance for the Founding Fathers’ composition and signing of the monumental document on Sept. 17, 1787.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this annual event of running, walking, biking or rollerblading down Constitution Trail. Time will be monitored for all participants. There will also be a Color Run ending to the race, during which a total of 200lbs of color will be scattered upon the daring participants. The Color Run, which promotes healthiness, happiness and individuality, has made this colorful aspect of races increasingly popular. Coordinators and participants praise these unique events as “color running madness.”

Participants are to meet prior to the race at Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington), where the first 100 runners, walkers and riders will receive a free T-shirt.

For additional information, contact Colin Stewart, director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs, at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Tia Patsavas '16 (309) 556-3181,