Walk2Run Program

After its resounding success last year and due to many requests from across campus, we are happy to announce that we will be holding another Walk2Run program beginning Wednesday, July 12. The program leads up to and prepares you to participate in the annual DeKalb Corn Classic 10K/5K race taking place across DeKalb and the NIU campus Sunday, Sept. 24.

We invite you to register as a volunteer or participant in this fun, community experience. In keeping with our efforts to promote well-being at NIU, we are once again offering this free, 10-week, supervised training program to all staff, faculty, family members and the surrounding communities. Coordinated by Employee Well-being (formerly the Employee Assistance Program) and led by NIU’s own Greg Hulmes, the Walk2Run program will guide you as you increase your running potential and prepare to fully participate in and run the Sept. 24 event. During the 10-week program, Greg and other participants from last year’s team will offer in-person and email instruction, guidance and support.

Beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, we will meet in front of Founders Memorial Library where Greg will guide us through a 30-minute training session. We will then meet at 5 p.m. for the next nine Wednesday evenings leading up to the Sept. 24 event.

If you are interested in joining us beginning July 12, please reach out to Karen Smith to register or if you have any questions. Email: EmployeeWellbeing@niu.edu. Phone: 815-753-9191.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Founders Memorial Library, outside
217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Sports and Recreation, Community Events


Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public



Employee Well-being
Contact Name

Karen Smith

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