Nathan Weiss Memorial Cougar Color 5K Run
By Christina Collazo
The Nathan Weiss Memorial Cougar Color 5K will be Kean University’s first color run, where runners who make their way through the campus will be splashed with non-toxic fluorescent-colored cornstarch at each kilometer.
“As of this week, there have been 150 sign-ups and we’re expecting an additional 100 runners. 130 students are already registered to help for this event,” said Sheila Wilson, Graduate Assistant and spokesperson of the event. The run is to be hosted by Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Jeffrey Beck on Oct. 19.
All race proceeds will support graduate student scholarships and research in the health sciences, education and other critical fields, to which Nathan Weiss had dedicated his life to.
“There have already been numerous contributions for the event by sponsors including Nathan Weiss’ Family, Student Government, Gruskin Group, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and Gourmet Dining,” said Wilson.
The event will include waves of teams that will run every minute beginning at 9 a.m.
Kean students that register in teams of five are eligible for a flat $100 registration fee. Other runners will pay the regular registration fee of $40.
All running participants will be given T-shirts that have the list of the race’s sponsors. Runners are encouraged to wear white shirts and/or costumes for prizes. Awards will be given based on the age groups of contestants, ranging from ages 10-60+.
Afterwards, students can enjoy the Fall Festival, which will consist of awards, food, music, dancing, amusements and a photo booth to record the day’s special memories.