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Race NIjUdicata: NIU College of Law 5K Run/Walk 2017

April 22, 2017

It's time once again for the best 5K of the season, so the College of Law wants you to dust off your running shoes, stretch those legs and get ready to hit the road! The 2017 edition of Race NIjUdicata, now being hosted by the Student Bar Association, is coming up and will be held at the NIU College of Law, Swen Parson Hall.

We are looking for runners, volunteers and sponsors to help continue this College of Law tradition.

ALL adults must fill out a separate registration for organizational purposes, including spouses and team members. You may, however, put yourself and your children on the same registration.

Registration includes entry into the race, light lunch and a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Please note that there are separate prices for full-time students and non-student adults. If you are a full-time student of the NIU College of Law or another institution, please DO NOT sign up for the adult registration, as there is an additional charge and a separate runner category for students.

Online registration is now closed. Please use on-site registration, available on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Swen Parson Hall. See below for details.

2016 Race Photos


  • Adults: $35
  • Full-time NIU students: $25
  • Teams of 5: $25 per person
  • Children 4-12 years old: $15

Waiver Form - All registrants MUST fill out a waiver and bring it to check-in.

Note: ALL adult participants must fill out a separate registration for organizational purposes, including spouses and team members. You may, however, put yourself and your children on the same registration.

Light lunch and event T-shirt are included in registration cost. You must have registered by April 12th to guarantee receiving a T-shirt.

Registration at Swen Parson Hall is available on Friday, April 21st from 4:30-6 p.m. or Saturday, April 22nd from 8-9:40 a.m. For questions, contact Melody Mitchell at

Check-In / Packet Pick-Up / On-site Registration

Friday, April 21st
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
College of Law - Marshall Gallery

Saturday, April 22nd
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 one hour.
  • Awards: Announced at end of race.
  • Light lunch: 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.


Course Map (.pdf) Note: a water station will be positioned 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


Volunteers are needed for the race to help with setup, directing runners through the course, distributing water at the water station and breakdown after the event. Contact Neil Michling by email or at (815) 851-7571 to find out how to get involved.


A light lunch 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 three 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


The 5K run/walk is a fundraiser for the Student Bar Association. The SBA allocates funding to help support the work of other NIU College of Law student organizations.


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.  View a map and/or driving directions.

Contact information

Melody Mitchell
Phone: (815) 753-1027

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