Blue Hens 5K champions are recognized.

Alumni Weekend run

Alumni Weekend's Blue Hen 5K moves to Sunday, gets new course


10:33 a.m., April 15, 2013--The fifth annual Blue Hen 5K Run/Walk will be held during University of Delaware's Alumni Weekend, and it will be both an individual and group competition.

Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, the Blue Hen 5K will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, and it will take participants on a scenic tour of Creek Road and the newly constructed Pomeroy Trail.

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At the finish, which will be outside of Thomas McKean and James Smith residence halls on the Laird Campus, the fastest overall runners, the fastest alumni runners and the fastest runners in each age category will be recognized. In addition there will be prizes awarded for the runner displaying the most UD spirit and team prizes.

UD's various academic and administrative units will also compete against one another in a bid for the rights to the President's Cup, based on participation and the top finishers of that group. The current holder of the cup is the College of Arts and Sciences and past winners of the President's Cup include the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Health Sciences.

Prior to the 5K Run/Walk, there will be a 1K Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. that will take place around the turf at Laird Campus.

The Blue Hen 5K is sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Barnes and Noble UD Bookstore, Deer Park Tavern, Pepsi and Brandywine Electronics.

The event, which is open to the public, is organized by The event schedule, registration instructions and other information are available online

Alumni Weekend

Held the first weekend after Commencement each year, Alumni Weekend is a tradition that is growing in popularity and in size. This year’s event will be held May 31-June 2. More than 3,900 Blue Hens and friends attended in 2012, participating in activities such as Mug Night, the Blue Hen 5K, President Patrick Harker's State of the University address and the Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony.

Office of Alumni Relations

The University Of Delaware Office Of Alumni Relations promotes a lifelong relationship between the University and more than 160,000 living alumni, all of whom are members of the UD Alumni Association, by providing programs, events and awards for alumni and students, maintaining traditions and fostering Blue Hen pride. For more information, visit

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