An untraditional Unofficial: C-U offers alternative activities to University students

Runners of the Earth, Wind and Fire 5K start off the race on the corner of Sixth Street. The Earth, Wind and Fire 5K was originally started to fund the Prairie Research Institute’s Science Expo. Runners receive awards for overall male and female runners. Awards have been given to the top three male and female runners in all age groups.

By Bianca Reyes

Although it may seem like the day will be filled with the typical drinking activities, there are several alternatives for University students who choose not to participate in the unofficial tradition.?

Friday Night Comedy: ?March 4 @ 8 p.m.

Starting at 8 p.m., students can head to Courtyard Café at the Illini Union to watch fellow students perform improvisational comedy for free.

This week’s skit features De Bono Improv, as well as Spicy Clamato, the University’s lonest-running improv team.

Neither De Bono Improv nor Spicy Clamato prepare any content. ? Therefore, all scenes and jokes can vary in topics and are decided completely on the spot.?

Earth, Wind and Fire 5K Run and 2.5K Walk: March 5

After the Friday Unofficial events are over, the weekend still continues with more alternative activities.

Some may say college weight gain is inevitable. However, this Saturday, University of Illinois students can join the community and other fellow Illini in the Earth, Wind and Fire’s ninth-annual race and walk. ? The Prairie Research Institute will host this event, as it was originally intended to raise funds for their science Expo. ? Refreshments will be provided and awards will be distributed to the top three male and female runners. ? Registration is available online on race day, and will also be available on the day of the race at the Law Building from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ??Annual CFA All Breed Cat Show: March 5 — 6? The Illini Cat Club a community organization affiliated with Cat Fancier’s Association is bringing their All Breed Cat Show to Champaign-Urbana.

This is the first time ICC has allowed cats to show off their “purr-fections” in a Champaign-Urbana show before spring break. Entries in categories ranging from Championship to Household Pets will be showcased. Two local shelters entering cats in the Household Pet category will have those cats available for adoption after the show.

Admission is $5 for adults, and a portion of proceeds assist in helping cat adoptions. Admission is $22, and students receive a $3 discount.

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