NIU Honors Program to host 5k run

By Northern Star staff

NIU Honors Program will host a 5K Fun Run 9 a.m. Saturday at Hopkins Park. 

Same-day registration will be held before the race 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and will cost $20 per person.

This fundraiser is donating proceeds to Birthday Boxes, which provide children in need of a birthday celebration, and the University Honors Program.

Participants are encouraged to arrive early for a chance to receive a free run T-shirt. 

Walkers are welcome but it is asked that strollers and pets be left at home.

The run will continue rain or shine.

For more information contact Sam Gaul, Honors Office Support Associate, at 815-752-0694 or at