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Events & Reunions

Register for the Bow Tie Rrun
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Help support Washburn and get a little exercise at our annual Bow Tie Run and Campus Walk. The event funds our scholarship program.

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Washburn Alumni Association Membership

Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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2014 Brochure
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Read about the 2014 Fun Run and view maps of our courses. You'll also find a list of sponsors for the event.

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Alumni Association Scholarships
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The Fun Run helps to support our Alumni Association legacy scholarship fund. Applicants must be legacy students and must be members of the Student Alumni Association. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

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Fun Run Results

Nearly 100 runners participated in the 2013 Fun Run.

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Bow Tie Run & Campus Walk

2013 Fun Run

For years, alumni and friends have supported the Alumni Association scholarship fund by participating in the Fun Run and Campus Walk. In 2015, they’ll have the opportunity to continue supporting legacy scholarships Oct. 3 in the Bow Tie Run.

Consider it a formal name for an informal event. The Alumni Association board of directors recommended the name change, but the event won’t change much otherwise.

“It will continue to be a 5K run and 2-mile campus walk,” said Susie Hoffmann, director, Alumni Association. “Our alumni and friends have done a terrific job supporting this event, and we know it’s one they look forward to. We’re thrilled to host a fun, impactful event for the Washburn community.”

The 2015 Bow Tie Run begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 outside of the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Refreshments will be provided after the race in the alumni center. Those running in the 5K will be eligible for awards. First-place medals will be given to male and female winners in various age divisions. There also will be drawings for prizes.

About 200 people participated in the 2014 run and walk, helping to support more than 70 students who received more than $30,000 in scholarships for the current academic year.

Registration is $25 for runners and $15 for walkers. Children age 12 and under can compete for free.

Same-day registration will be available beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 3, but you will be charged an additional $5 and are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for the Bow Tie Run, contact Hoffmann at 785.670.1643 or

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2014 Fun Run brochure

Read more about the event and view course maps in the 2014 Fun Run and Campus Walk brochure. You can also print the brochure and mail forms to the alumni office.

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For a good cause

Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Alumni Association’s scholarship fund, a source of revenue for many Washburn students.

For the 2014-15 academic year, 70 students received about $30,000 in scholarships. Special consideration is given to children of alumni, returning alumni and students who are members of the Washburn Alumni Association.

2014 Fun Run results

2013 Fun Run results

2012 Fun Run results


A special thanks to our sponsors and prize donors for the 2012 event:

If you are interested in sponsoring the Fun Run/Walk, send us an email.