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Missouri Valley College plans 54th Anniversary Homecoming Torch Run

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Missouri Valley College faculty, staff and students plan to demonstrate the "Viking Spirit" in support of the college football team when it plays the Benedictine College Ravens in the 2012 MVC Homecoming game.

A group of MVC students will carry a torch, in relay fashion, from the campus of Benedictine College to the Friday night bonfire and pep rally near Burns Athletic Center on the MVC Campus.

Participants will include approximately 90 student runners, consisting of five teams from campus organizations.

The first team will leave Atchison, Kan., at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Each runner will run a one-half mile segment before relaying the torch to another runner.

Each team will be responsible for covering approximately 26 miles before another team will take the torch. The runners will continue until the 130-mile trek is completed in Marshall.

The planned route will be out of Atchison, across the Missouri River bridge on state Highway 59, south on Highway 45/273 to Platte City, follow state Highway 92 east through Kearney to U.S. Highway 69 just north of Excelsior Springs, south to state Highway 10 in Excelsior Springs, east on state Highway 10 to Richmond, south on state Highway 13 past Lexington to the north side of Higginsville, then east on state Highway 20 to Marshall.

The route through Marshall will be U.S. Highway 65 south to College Street, east to Odell Avenue, south to Morrow Street and east to Burns Athletic Center. The 17-hour event is scheduled to arrive to light the bonfire in marshall at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

The torch run has been a long tradition of MVC.

For additional information, contact Ed Leslie at lesliee@moval.edu. Tickets to the homecoming game can be obtained by contacting the student affairs office at MVC at 660-831-4000.

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