Race NIjUdicata: NIU College of Law 5K Run/Walk & BBQ 2013

April 20, 2013

With spring coming sooner than you think, the College of Law wants you to dust off your running shoes, stretch those legs, and get ready to hit the road!  Race NIjUdicata, the law school's fourth annual 5K Run/Walk, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the NIU College of Law, Swen Parson Hall. 

Inspired by our own Dean Jennifer Rosato, an avid runner in her own right, we will be looking for runners, volunteers and sponsors for this exciting new NIU Law tradition.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories, and all proceeds for the event will go toward College of Law Development.

And at race's end, all will be welcome to join us for a BBQ outside of Swen Parson Hall.  Sign up today!

2012 Race Photos

2012 Race Results


  • Adults: $25 
  • Full-time NIU students:  $20 
  • Teams of 5 (or more):  $20 per person
  • Children 5-12 years old:  $10

BBQ lunch and event t-shirt are included in registration cost. Must register by April 5 to guarantee receipt of t-shirt. 

Online registration is no longer available. You must register on site at Swen Parson Hall in the Marshall Gallery. On site registration is available on Friday, April 19th from 4:30-6 p.m. or Saturday, April 20th from 8-9:45 a.m. For questions, contact Melody Mitchell at mmitchell@niu.edu.

Note: All online registrants must fill out a medical release form and bring it to check-in.

Medical Release Form (.pdf)

Check-In / Packet Pick-Up

Friday, April 19
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
College of Law - Marshall Gallery

Saturday, April 20
8 - 9:40 a.m.
College of Law

Race Day Schedule

  • Check-In: 8 - 9:40 a.m.
  • Race time: 10:00 a.m. There is a course cap time of 1 hour.
  • Awards: Announced at end of race.
  • BBQ: 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


Course Map  *Note: a water station will be a little over a mile into the course.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Platinum Sponsorship: $1,000 or more
  • Gold Sponsorship: $500 – 999
  • Silver Sponsorship: $250 – 499
  • Bronze Sponsorship: $100 – 249

Sponsorship Form (.pdf)  Please return forms by April 5.


Volunteers are needed for the race.  

Register to volunteer online or Download the volunteer Form (.pdf)


A BBQ lunch provided by Inboden's will be available immediately as you finish the race.


The Awards ceremony is anticipated to begin about 11:15 a.m.  Award categories include:

  • Top overall male/female
  • Top 3 finishers in each age division: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • Top NIU Law alumni finisher male/female
  • Top NIU Law student finisher male/female
  • Top team finish


All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will go towards NIU College of Law Development.


Swen Parson Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115


There will be plenty of parking in the area.  You may park in the parking deck on Normal Road or in available spaces around the College of Law.  The parking deck and other available spaces are located on the west side of Swen Parson Hall.  To view a map and/or driving directions, click here.

Contact information

Melody Mitchell
Phone: (815) 753-1027