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Inaugural Hound Hustle 5K fun run is Oct. 25

Hound HustleAs part of a fun and busy week of Homecoming festivities at UIndy, local running and walking enthusiasts can enjoy a scenic workout and support higher education by joining in the inaugural Hound Hustle 5K on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The fast, flat and scenic course will take participants on a tour of the UIndy campus and the University Heights neighborhood, highlighting new development projects along the way. The Hound Hustle will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 25, with on-site registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Schwitzer Student Center atrium.

Registration is $20 in advance online and $25 cash at the event. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments and a chance at awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Five dollars from each entry fee will support scholarships and programs for students.

At 10 a.m., children 10 and younger can enjoy the Ace Chase, a lap around UIndy’s Smith Mall led by Ace, the Greyhound mascot. The short run will take place in two divisions, one for ages 7-10 and one for ages 6 and younger. Kids can register at the event, and all runners will receive prizes.

Registration and more information are available at

Spearheading the event has been Dr. Katherine Stickney, associate professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, who also can answer questions at 788-3552.