Register for IU East’s Run with the Wolves 5K on July 20

Indiana University East’s Run with the Wolves 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, July 20. Registration is now open at

runners and walkers cross the start line of the 5K

IU East will host this year’s Run with the Wolves 5K on July 20. The event is part of the Wayne County Challenge Series.

Runners and walkers will join more than 400 other participants for this year’s event on the IU East campus and run the Red Wolves’ cross country course, located behind Hayes Hall. The event includes a free “Run with Rufus” 1K family run/walk.

All pre-registrants receive a Run with the Wolves race shirt.

This year, first responders can participate in the race at no cost. Last year, so many of our region’s first responders came to the campus’ aid when two fugitives approached campus attempting to allude law enforcement. Although the manhunt resulted in the cancellation of last year’s Run with the Wolves race our campus remained safe because of their service. Inviting first responders to enjoy this year’s race (free of charge) is the campus’ way of saying thank you for protecting and serving. All first responders who participate will also receive a special t-shirt (see registration form).

Day-of-race registration opens at 7 a.m. on July 20 at the Hayes Hall patio, located on the lower level of the building. The 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. followed by the “Run with Rufus” at 9:05 a.m. Awards will be presented at 9:25 a.m. at the Hayes Hall patio.

Run with the Wolves is part of the Wayne County Challenge series.

Register online at The pre-registration cost is $20, and day-of registration is $25. Students in grades K-12 and college can pre-register for $15 or register on race day for $20.

Proceeds from the event will support student scholarship programs funded through the IU East Alumni Association.

For more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, director of Alumni Relations, at (765) 973-8221 or email