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Join us and other Central family members as we celebrate everything Dutch! Don't forget to bring your "Hoo-rah!"

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53-Mile Challenge

February 18 - April 10

Let’s Get Moving, Dutch!

Central College students, employees, alumni, family and friends are invited to participate in the 53-Mile Challenge from Sunday, February 18, to Wednesday, April 10.

The 53-Mile Challenge encourages the Central community to practice a healthy lifestyle through movement. Participants can walk, run, bike or swim a total of 53 miles from Sunday, February 18, until Hoo-Rah Day on Wednesday, April 10. Participants can show their Central spirit during the challenge by using #53MileChallenge on social media.

All who complete the challenge and return their sheet to the Advancement Office by Thursday, April 11, will be entered into a drawing for prizes from the Spirit Shoppe. All 53 miles must be completed and logged to be eligible for prizes.

To register, visit Participants can print a mile log after registering.

Completed challenge sheets may be emailed to Mary Benedict, director of engagement, at Challenge sheets may also be mailed to or dropped off at the Advancement Office in Central Hall, located at 812 University St., Campus Box 5200, Pella, Iowa, 50219.

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Hoo-Rah Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Join us on Wednesday, Apr. 10 for Hoo-Rah Day at Central College!

A special lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Market. Join in on the fun from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Maytag Student Center for activities, games and refreshments.

Wear your favorite Central gear and share photos on social media with #HooRahDay.