Registration open for Homecoming parade, 5K run/walk

K-State Alumni Communications
The annual Homecoming 5K run/walk will begin at the K-State Alumni Center, 17th Street and Anderson Avenue. (Photo: David Mayes)

K-State alumni and friends are invited to celebrate K-State Homecoming 2014: Coast to Coast from Oct. 19 through 25. The weeklong celebration includes a variety of events that celebrate the tradition and pride of K-State. Registration for the Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk and Homecoming parade entries are open. 

Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk
The annual Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk is open to students, alumni and the public. The 12th annual event will take place  at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 and will benefit Special Olympics Kansas. The USATF-certified 5K course begins and ends at the K-State Alumni Center.
Registration for the 5K run/walk is now open. Registrations are due Oct. 9. Race packet pickup will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Alumni Center.

Awards will be presented at 11 a.m. after the race at the  Alumni Center.

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
The 2014 Homecoming parade will take place Oct. 24 beginning at 5 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center and ending at City Park.

K-State students show off their parade entries and Homecoming-themed floats throughout downtown Manhattan and Aggieville. The parade also features prominent K-Staters, student organizations, local and out-of-state businesses and organizations, city and county officials, and more. Registration to be in the parade is open until 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

K-State alumni, former Wildcat football standouts and brothers Kevin Lockett (father of Tyler Lockett, current K-State football wide receiver) and Aaron Lockett (uncle of Tyler Lockett) will serve as grand marshals for the 2014 parade. 

Immediately following the parade, join fellow K-State fans for the spirit-filled pep rally at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. The K-State Pep Band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie the Wildcat will be on hand to rev the crowd for Saturday's football game against Texas. 

The winners of each Homecoming event and the overall Homecoming winners for each category will be announced at the pep rally.

Find the full schedule of Homecoming events at

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