The seventh annual East Central Community College 5K Run/Walk and inaugural Kids' One-Mile Fun Run officially begins Homecoming Day activities scheduled Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Decatur campus.

The run/walk gets under way at 7:30 a.m. on the North Campus Fitness Trail.

Entry fee is $20, which provides a medallion and T-shirt for each participant. The fee for groups of 10 or more is $10 per participant.

For more information, contact event organizer Dr. Phillip Crenshaw at ECCC, at 601-635-6281 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 281. His email address is

Tennis tournament

East Central Community College will hold its annual Homecoming Tennis Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 5, announced tournament director Dianne O'Neill.

Coach O'Neill said competition is scheduled in mixed doubles and men's doubles on the EC tennis courts in Decatur.

"We invite and encourage alumni to participate in this year's event, which is being held a week prior to homecoming to accommodate our alumni and not conflict with other activities planned Homecoming Day on Oct. 12," said O'Neill, who serves as EC's tennis coach.

Cost is $25 per team.

For more information, contact Coach Dianne O'Neill, 601-862-2130 or email