Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:00 a.m.
University Book Exchange

516 Cotanche Street
Greenville, NC  27858

The East Carolina Alumni Association presents the seventh 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.

This year, our road race goes PURPLE and GOLD! We’re bringing a whole new meaning to wearing your school colors. Runners will be dusted with PURPLE and GOLD powder along the course. By the end of the race, your T-Shirt will become a work of art and a sign of purple and gold pride!  Be sure to read the FAQs to appropriately prepare!

About Our Race
All proceeds from the Pirate Alumni 5K Road Race and One-Mile Fun Run benefit East Carolina Alumni Association scholarships. The Alumni Association annually awards scholarships to qualified undergraduates for the following academic year. To date, the Alumni Association has awarded 179 scholarships.
Date & Time
Saturday, April 12, 2014. The road race begins at 9:00 a.m.; the one-mile fun run begins immediately following the start of the 5K.

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

Race Course (map it)
The 5K 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. Purple and gold haze dustings will be at the one-, two-, and three-mile marks. Timing and chip scoring by East Carolina Road Racing. The fun run follows part of the same route. 5K results will be available at

Entry Fees
The entry fee for the road race or fun run is $15 until April 11 and $20 on race day.
*Proceeds fund annual scholarships with any balance supporting the scholarship endowment.
Each participant will receive a packet containing an event T-shirt and number bib with timing chip at check-in, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Check-in can also be completed the day before the race (April 11) from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at U.B.E.
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