NIRSA Foundation’s Mark Fletcher

5K Fun Run/Walk &
In My Dreams Event

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The NIRSA Foundation is pleased to present the 8th Annual Mark Fletcher 5K Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday, March 7, on the last day of the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo in Denver, Colorado.

This fun, noncompetitive event provides NIRSA members with an on-the-move networking experience while living our strategic value of health and wellbeing.

We’re walking, strolling, and running come rain or come shine! Check-in begins at 5:30am and the race begins at 6:00am. The course will start at the lower level convention center entrance outside the D Lobby, marked with directional signs and with a water station at the designated start/finish area. All NIRSA members are invited to participate! This will be an untimed fun run, so be sure to wear a watch if you’re looking to beat your PR!

Don’t forget to tag @NIRSAFoundation when you post your running route, post-workout pic, or sleepy selfie along with the hashtags #ElevateYourRun and #NIRSA2018 on Facebook or Twitter!

The NIRSA Foundation Table, near registration, will be open during the following times:
  • Saturday, March 3
    5:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Sunday, March 4
    7:45am – 6:30pm

  • Monday, March 5
    7:45am – 3:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 6
    7:45am – 4:45pm

  • Wednesday, March 7
    7:45am – 12:00pm

Register by the early bird deadline to guarantee your correct T-shirt size!
Sizes may vary on registrations made after early bird.

Check-in Time:


Race Begins:


Not Going to Conference?

You can still participate in the Mark Fletcher In My Dreams virtual event even if you’re not attending conference! You don’t have to be in Denver, in person to demonstrate your NIRSA love. Your participation shows NIRSA members who are attending NIRSA 2018 that this “NIRSA Family Reunion” isn’t just in Denver; We’re united in support of our NIRSA Family across all Regions. Sign up and receive your digital, Conference-themed running bibs by clicking here.

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor!

You can find them at Booth #635
NIRSA Buyer’s Guide Listing
American Heart Association

Thank You to our Finish Line Sponsor!

You can find them at Booth #908
NIRSA Buyer’s Guide Listing

Thank You for providing this year’s T-shirts!

You can find them at Booth #435
NIRSA Buyer’s Guide Listing
College Promo

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher Fun Run/Walk Committee

Rick Craig, Stanford University

NIRSA Foundation Board Liaison
Janice DeMonsi, Santa Clara University

NIRSA Foundation Board Liaison
Caroline Dotts, Georgia Institute of Technology

NIRSA Foundation Board Consultant
Suzi Smith, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

NIRSA Foundation Board Consultant
Eric Stein, Stanford University

NIRSA Foundation Committee Consultant
Bob Golson, James Madison University

Amanda Dockendorf
Western Carolina University

Shane Ferrara
University of Virginia

Berkley Henshaw
University of Virginia

Robert Kelly
University of North Georgia

Drew Salvador
University of Cincinnati

Mary Shelley
San Jacinto Community College

Caitlin Sommers
Western Washington University

Bernardo Tapia
Stanford University

Host Committee
Bryan Hostetler, University of Colorado Boulder

For more information about this event, contact Mark Fletcher Fun Run/Walk Committee Chair Rick Craig or NIRSA Foundation Director of Philanthropy, Kim Holmes.