EMU will host its first-ever "Royal Challenge" on Saturday, Nov. 9, with check-in at 7 a.m. The event is open to the public. (Photo by Jonathan Bush)

Campus, community issued ‘Royal Challenge’ to shape up, have fun

Eastern Mennonite University’s department of recreation sports and intramurals is issuing a challenge to students, faculty and staff and the local community.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, EMU will host the first-ever “Royal Challenge,” designed to promote holistic development across campus and the community, said Phil Tieszen, event leader and assistant director of student programs.

The challenge consists of four events: President’s Assistant 5K walk, Dean of Undergraduate Students 5K run, Vice President of Student Life 10K, and the Graduate Dean half marathon.

“Our goal is for the participants to gain a sound mind, body and spirit by working together to get in shape and reach their fitness goals,” said Tieszen.

Participants can sign up as individuals or as a group. Registration is free for EMU students, $10 for ages 10-and-under, $15 for EMU faculty and staff, and $20 for public. Check-in is at 7 a.m., and the races begin at 8 a.m., in front of EMU’s University Commons.

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