Monroe College to Host 3rd Annual Monroe Miles Fundraising Race on October 25

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5K Run and 1.6 Mile Walk For New Rochelle Community

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it will host its third annual Monroe Miles 5K run and 1.6 mile walk during homecoming on October 25 in New Rochelle. The event, which raises scholarship money for The Monroe Foundation, is open to members of the Monroe College and New Rochelle community, as well as any interested runners.

Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30am at 424 Main Street in New Rochelle. The race will kickoff at 9:00am and will loop participants around the downtown area before ending at Allison Hall at 368 Main Street. Anyone interested in participating can register online or by arriving early for limited entry on the day of the race. Monroe will provide t-shirts to the first 300 participants to check-in.

“Our Monroe Miles fundraising race is a lively, spirited event that further enhances our relationship with the New Rochelle community by bringing together a dynamic crowd of students, professionals, local residents and staff,” said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. “The Monroe Foundation has played a significant role in helping finance the education of many students and academic initiatives, and we’re grateful for the continued participation and support from the New Rochelle community and beyond.”

Following the race, awards will be presented in the Gaddy Hall courtyard to the top 10 male and females under 40, as well as to the first three male and female finishers in 10-year age groupings (i.e. 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, etc.). For more information about the race, please contact Mark Goodman at 914-740-6416.

Established in 1993, The Monroe Foundation grants scholarships to students enrolled in institutions of higher education to help them defray the cost of tuition and participate in advanced educational opportunities. The foundation has provided student scholarships and contributions to other educational institutions and non-profit organizations, such as College of Westchester, Northwestern University School of Law, Sage College of Albany, Maryville College, SUNY Albany, University of New Haven, New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, New York Public Library and Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. For more information or to make a donation to The Monroe Foundation, please visit here.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu

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