Lauren McCluskey Race for Campus Safety


The inaugural 5k event to honor the legacy of Lauren McCluskey, a student-athlete from Pullman, WA who was tragically murdered on the University of Utah campus on October 22nd, 2018. All proceeds will go to the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, which supports campus safety, amateur athletics, and animal welfare. The same day as the race, there will also be a dedication of the Lauren McCluskey Cat Wing and a Dinner Fundraiser.

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When: October 5, 2019 at 9 am.

Where: Mary’s Park, near 1750 SE Johnson Ave., Pullman, WA 99163 (at the intersection of Johnson Ave. and Old Moscow Rd.)

Distance: 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1k Fun Run

Course Description: Mostly flat out-and-back course starting and ending at Mary’s Park (close to the Whitman County Humane Society). The course heads towards downtown Pullman and then east on the Bill Chipman Palouse trail. 5k participants will then turn around near the Alpine Animal Hospital at the intersection of Terre View Dr.

5k Course Map

The 1k Kids Fun Run course will be near the beginning of the 5k route.

Teams: Teams are welcome! There will be prizes for the fastest teams of 5-8 members and there will be corporate, collegiate, and high school categories available.

Parking: There will be some parking available near the start/finish line at Mary’s Park. There are several hotels located within walking distance of the start/finish area. Shuttle buses from nearby locations will be provided if necessary.

Entry Fees

  • 5k Individual: $30 through 9/22/2019, $35 between 9/23 and 10/1, $40 cash only on day of race. (Students get a $10 discount!)

  • 5k Team (5 – 8 members): $135 through 9/22/2019, $150 between 9/23 and 10/1. No race day entry.

  • 1k Kids Race: $10 until 10/1/2019, $15 cash only on day of race.

Hotels in Pullman:

You can book special group rates at the Marriott Courtyard or Residence Inn. The group code is MFK. Please contact the Courtyard (509-332-1500) and Residence Inn (509-332-4400) if you have any questions.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is also offering a special group rate. When booking reservations please mention you will be participating in the Lauren McCluskey Race for Campus Safety. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-465-4329 or 509-334-4437. Reservations can also be made online at and entering the group code LAU.

Eat at Birch & Barley, and mention the Lauren McCluskey Race for Campus Safety. They will donate 20% of the bill to the Lauren McCluskey Foundation!

Sponsor your own donation campaign: Registered individuals or teams are welcome and encouraged to start a donation campaign on the imATHLETE registration site to collect donations via the campaign site in support of the Lauren McCluskey Foundation.  Top individual and team campaigns will receive prizes and recognition at the post-race awards.

Sponsorship opportunities: If you are interested in being an official sponsor, contact Tim Fromm, Race Director: