Bike, walk, run - 'Back to U' on Sunday celebrates return to campus

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2021 Back to U run

2021 Back to U run

President David Harris has invited the campus community to join him on Sunday morning, Sept. 11, for Back to U – a bike ride, run and walk to kick off the new academic year.

This annual event is intended as a way to relax with friends and meet the newest members of the Union community.

Harris will be joining the cyclists at 8:30 a.m. at the Nott Memorial for a 12-mile ride along the Mohawk River. Runners will leave at 9:15 for a 5K group run. Walkers will leave at 9:30 a.m. for a 1.5-mile (or so) walk around campus. Finally, around 10 a.m., all participants are invited to the President’s House front lawn for refreshments (See schedule below.)

2021 Back to U bike

2021 Back to U bike

For participants in the bike ride, Professor Andy Morris of History will give a brief interpretation at the Erie Canal Lock 23 historic site.

Finally, on the 21st anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, those in attendance will take a moment to remember the losses to the Union community and beyond.

All are welcome, regardless of experience.

2021 Back to U walk

2021 Back to U walk

The schedule – all activities start at the Nott Memorial
8:30 a.m. – Meet Charlie Casey for a 12-mile bike ride along the Mohawk River.
9:15 a.m. – Meet Kristin Fox for a 5K group run.
9:30 a.m. – Meet Anne Harris for a walk around campus.
10 a.m. – Gather at the President’s House for refreshments and games.

To register for Back to U, visit the registration page here.