Centennial 5k & 100 Mile Ultra

For the second year, NNU's Psychology Club (Psi Chi) is partnering with the Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC) to host the Homecoming Centennial 5K Finale on Sat., Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. As a continuation of last year, the event features a one-mile walk and 2.5-mile run that will start and finish in front of the NNU Johnson Sports Center, 313 E. Dewey St., Nampa.

NNU and Psi Chi hope to raise awareness for the NFJC, a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence and sexual assault through prevention and response by providing comprehensive, client-centered services in a single location. Last year's kickoff event encouraged $664 in donations, with $260 and all donated baby items given to the NFJC. Donations also supplemented seven NNU scholarships.

Participants may register for $15; student price is $11.50. Student prices are only available by filling out a paper registration form, which can be picked up in the psychology offices (Wiley 211). By registering, runners and walkers support the NFJC, and those registered by Nov. 1 will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registrants will also be eligible for prizes during the event. Baby items and donations received will again be given to the NFJC. Click here to register for the Centennial 5k.

The Homecoming Centennial 5K Finale is held in conjunction with a 100-mile ultra marathon. This lengthy race is designed for both teams and individuals, and will begin on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 a.m., with both the Ultra and 5k scheduled to finish at approximately the same time. 

Registration for the Ultra is available until Oct. 18; however, entry fees increase after August 1., and there is only room for 30 solo runners and 20 teams. Early registration price for solo runners is $80, and the small relay team (4 runners) price is $360. Relay teams may consist of no more than 12 runners.

Teams have the opportunity to compete in one of nine relay divisions including elite (sub 7:00 min/mile pace), seniors (50 or older), ultra division (teams of 2 or 3 runners), heroes division (military/law enforcement/fire) and high school (19 or younger).

Volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, food at the finish line and Wild Idaho Endurance Runs race points per hour. These points can be used to pay for future Wild Idaho registration costs. Volunteers may sign up at runwildidaho.com/volunteer.

To enter the 100-mile Ultra or to find more information, visit nnu.edu/100miles.