Matt's Run 5k

Kellogg Honors College Wins Spirit Award

The Kellogg Honors College has won the award honoring the most spirited group participating in the university’s 2015 Matt’s Run 5K. The Myers Cup is given to the group or club with the most spirit, highest percentage of participating members and dollars raised. The Honors College...

Everyday Heroes Raise $10,000 for Scholarships

On a crisp Saturday morning, nearly 600 runners and walkers from Cal Poly Pomona and the community hit the streets for the “The Heart of a Hero: Matt’s Run 5K,” raising more than $10,000 for scholarships. With many wearing Matt’s Run-themed capes or superhero costumes, runners...

Annual Matt’s Run 5K Returns with Superhero Theme

To symbolize that everyone can make a difference, participants in the 10th annual Matt’s Run 5K run/walk are encouraged to wear the costume of their favorite superhero. At the Oct. 17 event, runners and walkers will traverse the scenic landscape of Cal Poly Pomona, past academic...

At Matt’s Run, Everyone Is a Hero

In a super-powered show of support, 532 runners and walkers from Cal Poly Pomona and neighboring communities celebrated the life of Matthew Myers at Matt’s Run. For the ninth consecutive year, the memorial 5K run/walk to raise scholarships took participants on a tour of the...

Reveal the Superhero Lurking Inside You

Break out your capes and reveal your costumes. For the first time in the history of the event, Matt’s Run is seeking community superheroes among its participants. On race day, runners and walkers can come dressed as a superhero or reveal their alter egos. The annual 5K run/walk...

Tradition and Connection Run Deep for Stang Family

Megan Stang wears many hats. She’s the executive director of University Housing Services, an avid runner, a mother and a wife. But in the coming weeks, she’s going to dust off the one hat she’s worn every October for the past eight years: her Matt’s Run cap. Not only has Stang...

Walking and its Healthy Benefits

Don’t let the “Run” in Matt’s Run scare you. Whether the course is completed via a timely sprint or a leisurely stroll, everyone is welcome to join. One thing is for certain: both means of bipedal motion are good for your health. Running has its immediate benefits because it...

Cal Poly Credit Union Goes the Extra Mile

Taking its support a step further, the Cal Poly Federal Credit Union this year will match the donations of its members for Matt’s Run. “We will be matching up to $1,000 in total donations,” says Barbara Bean, the CEO and president of the credit union. The institution has always...

Matt’s Run Builds Connection With Campus

“I’m not living on the streets,” says Christine Featherstone, former Matt’s Run scholarship winner and Cal Poly Pomona alumna. “I don’t have the nicest house, but I have a house. I have a car. I have food on the table, so serving [the community] is what you do. It doesn’t mean...

Matt’s Run Builds Community, Funds Scholarships

As the runners approached the finish line on a crisp October morning, a crowd of volunteers and supporters stood on the sidelines cheering them on. Moments later, students from all walks of life took the stage to accept a scholarship, presented in honor of the late Matthew Myers....
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