Monroe College's 4th Annual "Monroe Miles" 5k Run/Walk on October 17 to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

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Charitable Event, Part of Annual Homecoming Festivities, Open to All in Community

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that proceeds from its fourth annual Monroe Miles 5K run/walk, scheduled for October 17, will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle. All are invited to participate in this charity event, which will take place in New Rochelle during Monroe's Homecoming Weekend.

Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30am at Monroe's Main Hall courtyard at 424 Main Street. The 5K (approximately 3.1 miles) race/walk will kickoff at 9:00am and will loop participants around the downtown area before ending at Gaddy Hall at 380 Main Street. Participants must register online in advance prior to race day, and check-in that morning to receive their number bib. The first 300 people to check-in will receive race-themed t-shirts.

Proceeds collected from the $15 entrance fee will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, a non-profit organization that serves the local youth community. Children under 12 may participate for free.

"We are honored to host this year's Monroe Miles in support of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, which has done so much to help the children and teens of New Rochelle over the last 85 years," said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. "We have an amazing schedule of community events planned that weekend, and this will certainly be one of the highlights."

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.

Founded in 1929, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle provides a safe, structured, and positive environment for local youth. Its team provides a variety of after-school and summer programs tailored to helping those between the ages of six and 18 develop the attitudes, skills, values and behaviors that enable them to succeed in life. The non-profit organization has five locations throughout New Rochelle.

Monroe College alumni wishing to learn more about this year’s homecoming events, or to register, can do so by visiting here or by contacting Monroe College's Office of Alumni Relations office at 914-632-5400 ext. 6550 or monroealumni(at)


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

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