Registration is open for the new event, which is part of the three-day Vulcan Fest and Homecoming Weekend. Proceeds from the Vulcan Fest 5K support scholarships for Cal U students and legacy projects on campus.
California University of Pennsylvania invites the region’s runners to save the date for a new 5K.
The Vulcan Fest 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, on Cal U’s main campus in California, Pa.
Suitable for athletes of all ages and abilities, the 3.1-mile course takes participants around and through Cal U’s scenic riverside campus. Runners and walkers who register in advance at www.calu.edu/vulcan-fest receive a T-shirt and race medal.
Free on-campus parking is available. Race-day registration opens at 6 a.m. Runners take off at 8 a.m., rain or shine.
Registration fee is $20 for runners/walkers who sign up in advance, $25 for race-day registrants. Cal U students receive a discount when they register at selected campus events.
Proceeds from the Vulcan Fest 5K support scholarships for Cal U students and legacy projects on campus.
About Vulcan Fest and Homecoming Weekend
The 5K run/walk kicks off Vulcan Fest, a full day of food, music and family-friendly fun.
Named for the university’s Vulcan mascot, the festival is open to all area residents. It’s the heart of the second annual Vulcan Fest and Homecoming Weekend, a three-day celebration of California University and Washington County, Pa.
In addition to the 5K race, activities include Vulcans volleyball and soccer; Cal U’s traditional Homecoming parade, with student-made floats and music by local high school bands; food trucks, a beverage tent, music and tailgating at Roadman Park, on Cal U’s upper campus; and Vulcans football at Adamson Stadium.
Vulcan Fest and Homecoming Weekend is presented by Cal U in partnership with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the county’s tourism promotion agency.
Less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh, Cal U is easy to reach via major highways and toll Route 43. More information is online at www.calu.edu/vulcan-fest.