The Town & Gown 5-K Run, which is sponsored by Illinois State University and the Town of Normal, will kick off the Homecoming weekend festivities.

The 5-K race is Saturday, Oct. 17, starting at 7 a.m., with registration and check-in beginning at 5:30 a.m. in Schroeder Hall at the corner of College and University.

The race will precede the Illinois State Homecoming Parade, and the course will be run over two laps of the parade route. Prizes will be awarded to overall male and female winners and to the top three male and female finishers in each division, including wheelchair racers.

Registration is available online at 5-K Run. For more information, e-mail Juliana Duncan.