Matt's Run to Benefit Cal Poly Students

The 5K is in honor of Matthew Myers, a communications major who died in a traffic accident in 2005

On October 15, hundreds will come together at Cal Poly Pomona for Matt’s Run, a 5K in honor of Matthew Myers.

“Matt’s Run is an event to celebrate the life of Matthew Myers, a young man who lost his life in an accident on campus in 2005,” said Alfred Magallanes, marketing coordinator for the Matt’s Run 5K Planning Committee. “Matt was an avid runner, and the run/walk in his honor is designed to bring the community together to keep his memory and passion alive.”

On October 6, 2005, Myers, a communications major, was crossing Kellogg Drive as a pedestrian, and was struck by a car. He never recovered from head trauma.

Each year, more than 700 Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities participate in Matt’s Run. Proceeds from the event go towards the Matthew Myers Scholarship, which is given to Cal Poly Pomona students.

“It’s important to support this event because it brings the community together for a great cause: to provide scholarships to students who are walking their course of life in the midst of difficulties,” Magallanes said.

At Matt’s Run, there will be live music and performances, food booths, and “lots of people in good spirits,” Magallanes said. Across the street, the annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival will take place with a fair, food, games and of course plenty of pumpkins.

To register for Matt’s Run or for more information, visit the official website

About the event: 

*The race starts at 8 a.m. sharp. It will start and finish near the Arabian Horse Center on Kellogg Drive.

*Pre-registration is $35 for adults and $20 for students with school ID.

*There is no age limit for the event. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed, but bikes, roller blades, skates, skateboards, and scooters are not.


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