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Hudson Relays

Issue date: 4/24/09 Section: News
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Media Credit: Meredith Collier

The Hudson Relays will take place on Saturday, April 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. with the dedication of the statue honoring the late chemistry professor Ignacio "Doc Oc" Ocasio. Following the dedication, the race, which is sponsored by the Class Officer Collective, will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a relay team from each undergraduate class, as well as a graduate team and an alumni team. The race will begin in front of Adelbert Hall, with each team's adviser running the first leg.

The course will wind around campus, eventually ending back at Adelbert Hall. The race will end with the vice president of each class running a leg and passing the baton onto the class presidents, who will then run the final leg. The course is 26 miles long, and is representative of the distance between the Case campus and Hudson, the former location of Western Reserve College before its move to Cleveland.

The winner of the race will be announced at 12:30 p.m., and the winning class will be engraved on the Hudson Relays rock sitting outside Adelbert Hall. A steak and champagne dinner with the provost is promised to the team members of any class that wins four years in a row, a feat which last occurred in 2006.

During the Relays, several prizes will be given away, including $500 of Apple products, as well as two free airline tickets to anywhere in the United States. The night prior to the race, a spaghetti dinner will be held at Thwing for all runners and volunteers, and UPB will be hosting a pancake breakfast for students the morning of the race.

Nimit Kapoor, the vice president of the class of 2010, said that because this is the 100th annual Hudson Relays race, there will be a lot going on.

"Hudson's one of our oldest traditions," Kapoor said, "and we're trying to start some new traditions this year."
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