Matthew Myers Memorial Scholarship

Matt’s Run 5K – Saturday, October 15, 2016

Matt’s Run is an annual campus tradition that celebrates everyday heroes who use their powers to help others.

Participants in the 11th annual 5K run/walk are encouraged to wear the costume of their favorite superhero. Participants of all ages and levels, are welcome. Runners and walkers will traverse the scenic landscape of Cal Poly Pomona, past academic buildings, citrus groves and pastures, ending in front of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.

The race honors the life of Matthew Myers and raises money for student scholarships. Myers, a communications student, died in 2005 after being hit by a car on campus. After his death, his family decided to sponsor an event that would honor his passion for serving others and inspire future students to do the same.



A runner getting ready6:30 a.m. Check-in and Registration

Pre-Registered runners should pick up their race bibs in Parking Lot F8 on the Oak Lane side. Day-of-event registration (late registration) takes place at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center on Kellogg Drive.

7 a.m. Stretch Booth

Stretch and warm up for the race with staff from the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex.

8 a.m. – Race Begins

Walk, jog or run the 5K through Cal Poly Pomona’s scenic campus.

9:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

The top finishers from each age category will be announced, and Matt’s Run scholarship winners will be recognized. The ceremony takes place at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.

10 a.m. – Post-Race Festivities

Join us for a hot dog BBQ presented by the Greek Council.


Course Info

The course takes participants through the university’s scenic landscape, from the residence halls to the animal pastures to the citrus groves, and ending at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.

Matt's Run course map

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Prizes will be given to the top male and female finishers in various age categories. The Myers family will present the Myers Cup to the most spirited group or organization at the race.