A big Leatherneck thank you to all who participated in our Part I Virtual! Below are the times. We hope you will all join us for Part II on April 17, 2021!

Overall Winner: Rhonda Haffner ’87 - 22:24

Outstanding Effort Award: Ruthanne Danielson ’62 - 80:00 at 81 years young!


Rhonda Haffner ’87                        22:24                                         

Derek Diesner   ’10                         24:25    

Aaron Fannon ’14 ’14                     25:38

Craig Burns ’95 ’08                         25:55

Julia Burns ’06                                 26:08 

John Mannix ’14                              26:30

Jay Pittman ’85                                26:34

Allen White ‘97                               28:06

Paul Heady ’75 ‘83                          29:08

Joan Sommers ‘03                           30:29

Jared Reed ’09                                 31:04

Renee Gentry ’98 ‘13                      32:30

Amanda Silberer ’95 ‘97                 32:30

Lisa Hinman ‘82                              32:00

Spencer Quam ‘77                          32:00

Kevin Froehlich ‘05                        34:13

Chrystal Johnson ’88                      46:40

Lori Bilbrey '90 '96 '08                   50:00

Breanna Kurk ’21                           51:28

Randy Sollenberger ’71 ‘75           55:35

Ruthanne Danielson ’62                80:00 (walking)


Participating not competing:                                      

Marty O'Connor ‘78                      N/A

Bill Brouillet ’73                             N/A

Caron Brouillet                              N/A

Carole Grayson ‘90                        N/A

Shelley Larson ’07 ‘08                   N/A


Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround

register online

Our lives have been impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic, including our ability to gather for in person events. With the continued spread of COVID and the Missouri Valley Football Conference postponing the 2020 football season to the Spring of 2021, we made the decision to postpone in person Homecoming and Old Stompin' Ground Runaround until Spring 2021. A date for Homecoming Part II in the Spring will be determined once the MVFC has announced the Spring football schedule. However, Homecoming Part I and on October 9-10, 2020 will now be moved to a virtual experience! 

2020 Part I Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Schedule - October 10, 2020

Completed anytime on October 10

  • Our virtual run may be completed anywhere and anytime on October 10. Simply choose your location then run, walk, jog, crawl or even hop on the treadmill to complete the 5K at your own pace anytime between 12 a.m. and 11:59:59 p.m.
  • If you would like to compete in the 5K, submit your finish time via email to, Facebook Messenger at @WIUAlumni, text 309-333-1788 or through your preferred race app showing the distance (3.1 miles) and the time it took to complete by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Winners will be announced the week of Oct. 12. 
  • To register, email (complimentary and does not include a t-shirt) or online HERE ($15 and does include a t-shirt). Pre-registration is preferred prior to Oct. 10, but not required. Same day registrations are also welcomed. 
  • We encourage those who do not want to compete, but do wish to participate, to do so. Simply indicate in your email to that you are participating but not competing (complimentary and does not include a t-shirt), or if you are choosing the t-shirt option ($15), indicate in the comments section of the online form HERE that you are participating but not competing. You will not need to submit a finish time via methods above if you are participating but not competing. 
  • We hope you'll also submit a photo in your best WIU gear for a chance to be featured on the WIU Alumni Association social media accounts.
  • Participation is open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members!
  • This event is being organized to promote a healthy and active lifestyle while practicing responsible social distancing. For information on guidance related to COVID-19, visit  HERE.


2020 Part II In-Person Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Tentative Schedule - Spring 2021 (exact Saturday date TBA)

Registration: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. at the Alumni House

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

Take a Run with Us Down Memory Lane!

Our in-person race will once again include chip timing technology with live results streamed online and displayed near the finish line. All participants will receive a commemorative Old Stompin' Ground Runaround moisture wicking/dry fit t-shirt. Shower facilities are available at the WIU Spencer Student Recreation Center with a valid ID. Come home and run/walk with us down memory lane!

Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, and in male and female age divisions. Race begins at 8 a.m. at the Alumni House. 

Age divisions: 15 & under, 16-22, 23-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.

Registration two weeks prior to the Old Stompin' Ground Runaround is $15/person and includes a dry fit t-shirt. Registration Sept. 26 and after will be $20/person and includes a dry fit t-shirt. If you register the day of the race, the entry fee is $20/person and a shirts will be available as supplies last.

RACE ROUTE (click image to enlarge map)

5K Map

WALK ROUTE (click image to enlarge map)

Walk Map

2019 Race Results

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results

2014 Race Results