Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run

Saturday, April 20, 2013
9:00 a.m.
University Book Exchange

516 Cotanche Street
Greenville, NC  27858

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Online registration is now closed, but we are still accepting in-person registrations; click the link for details

The East Carolina Alumni Association presents the sixth annual Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run! Join fellow alumni and friends as we race to raise funds for ECU scholarships. Runners of all ages will enjoy the 5K road race or one-mile fun run.

About Our Race
All proceeds from the Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run benefit the East Carolina Alumni Association Scholarship Program. Every spring, the Alumni Association awards around 20 scholarships of either $1,000 or $2,500 to selected undergraduates to be used in the following academic year. Since the program's founding in 2005, the Alumni Association has awarded 179 scholarships (including this year's 2013-2014 scholarship recipients) totaling $251,000. Last year’s race raised more than $5,000 for the Alumni Scholarship Program.
Date & Time
Saturday, April 20, 2013. The road race begins at 9:00 a.m.; the fun run begins immediately following the start of the road race.

The start area is located at U.B.E. at the corner of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle.

Race Course (map it)
The road race begins on Reade Circle adjacent to West End Dining Hall in uptown Greenville. It then turns east on Fifth Street and travels next to campus to just before Village Glen Apartments. It follows the same route back to Reade Circle.Timing and scoring with shoe chips by East Carolina Road Racing. The fun run follows part of the same route. Results will be available at www.ecrr.us.

Entry Fees
The entry fee for the road race or fun run is $15 until April 5 and $25 thereafter.

We will accept registrations up to the morning of the race but participants are encouraged to register in advance!
  • Online 
  • Mail or fax (252-328-4369) the registration form
  • Call 800-ECU-GRAD
  • Friday, April 19 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at U.B.E.
  • Come early on Race Day and register from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Each participant will receive a packet containing an event T-shirt, number bib, and timing chip at check-in, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Check-in and packet pick-up can also be completed at U.B.E. the day prior to the race (April 19) from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Awards will be presented to the first three male finishers overall, to the first three female finishers overall, and the top three male and female finishers in each of the age groups below. No awards will be presented to fun run participants.

Age Categories for Both Sexes
15 and under
70 and over

Further Information
For more information, call the Alumni Center at 252-ECU-GRAD (328-4723) or 800-ECU-GRAD.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the Alumni Association because I want everyone to know what East Carolina means to me and how much pride and love I have for ECU. Being a member means the world to me, and is the one way that I can give back and stay connected to the place that gave me the best years of my life."

Jeremy Woodard '01

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85