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For Immediate Release
October 23, 2013

IPFW to Host Costume 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run during Fall Fest 2013

Key Info

  • Halloween Howl, Tuesday October 29, 6:15 p.m. Costumes not mandatory, but encouraged
  • Race open to public, all ages welcome
  • Registration $10 for non-students. Day-of registration $15 for non-students. Student fee is a canned good item for Community Harvest Food Bank
  • All proceeds benefit the Brown Ink Society

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting Halloween Howl, a 5K and 1 mile costume walk/run, as a part of the student fundraiser for Fall Fest 2013. The race is Tuesday, October 29, at 6:15 p.m. Costumes are not mandatory, but are encouraged. Participants will receive a glow necklace, a medal upon finishing, and light refreshments. The race is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

To register, click here. Registration for the event is $10 for non-students. Day-of registration is available for $15 for non-students. The student fee for kindergarten–college is a canned food item for the Community Harvest Food Bank. All of the proceeds will benefit the IPFW Brown Ink Society. For more information about the race, contact Judy Tillapaugh at 260-481-6647 or

The Brown Ink Society was formed to honor the memory of Assistant Professor Steve Hollander. This group provides grants to students with financial emergencies that interfere with their educational pursuit. Due to generous donations made by faculty, staff, and retirees, the Brown Ink Society has awarded over $82,000 to students in need.

IPFW Fall Fest 2013 is a week-long celebration of a new, exciting fall semester and Halloween. Fall Fest 2013 aspires to bring the campus community of students, faculty, and staff together to have fun, and more importantly, show support to IPFW students. All of the events aim to complete this goal, from the canned food drive to the Halloween party and campus-wide trick-or-treating.

Fall Fest 2013 is brought to you by Indiana–Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA), Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC), Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC), student workers, Human Resources, and the Office of the Chancellor.