KCC invites public to Homecoming event, Music Center Zombie Run April 29

A text slide promoting KCC's Homecoming event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

Kellogg Community College invites the public to celebrate the College’s 60th anniversary with a free, family-friendly KCC Homecoming event in April.

The KCC Homecoming event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, on the field immediately to the east of the soccer field at the north end of KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. Admission and activities are free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase from onsite food trucks.

Events and activities will include carnival games and inflatables for kids; entertainment provided by a DJ; a Club Cup competition featuring current KCC students from various student organizations; an instrument petting zoo and cardio drumming activities provided by the Music Center of South Central Michigan; and the Music Center’s Community Music School 5K Zombie Run/Walk.

The KCC Homecoming event is one of a continuing series of events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the College, which was founded as Battle Creek Community College in 1956. From the first graduating class of just 18 students in 1958, the college now serves more than 10,000 students each year from campuses in Battle Creek, Albion, Coldwater and Hastings, as well as online.

For more information about the KCC Homecoming event, contact KCC Student Life Manager Drew Hutchinson at 269-565-2600 or hutchinsond@kellogg.edu

Community Music School 5K Zombie Run/Walk

The Music Center’s Zombie Run/Walk event will include a 5K running and walking event beginning at 10 a.m. on the Circle Drive at the central campus entrance (near the Binda Performing Arts Center) and a 1-mile family fun walk beginning at 11 a.m.

Zombie Run/Walk participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best zombie look or to prepare onsite with assistance from a complimentary face painter. A prize will be awarded for the best zombie look.

Registration for Zombie Run/Walk events can be completed online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/BattleCreek/CommunityMusicSchool5KZombieRunWalk or onsite beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Registration costs are as follows:

  • Early registration for the 5K run/walk by April 14 costs $25 and includes a chip-timed bib, a Survival Bag, a race-themed T-shirt and pre- and post-race snacks. A family rate of $15 per person for three or more participants registering together is also available for early registrants only.
  • Registration for the 5K run/walk after April 14 costs $30. Participants registering after April 14 will receive a Survival Bag and T-shirt while supplies last.
  • Early registration for the 1-mile family fun walk by April 14 costs $10 and includes a Survival Bag, a race-themed T-shirt and pre- and post-race snacks.
  • Registration for the 1-mile family fun walk after April 14 costs $15. Participants registering after April 14 will receive a Survival Bag and T-shirt while supplies last.

Medals or other awards will be awarded to division and overall winners in the 5K events.

For more information about the Music Center’s Community Music School 5K Zombie Run/Walk event, call 269-963-1911 or visit www.yourmusiccenter.org.

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