Annual ‘Running of the Rodents’ to be held April 4 at Spalding University

Spalding Univeristy will hold its annual “Running of the Rodents” on April 4 at the school’s University Center Building Ballroom — known for the day as “Spalding Downs,” at 824 S. Fourth St.

The Derby-themed event, now in its 41st year, will be preceeded by a “Rat Parade” which will begin at 10:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s event is “One for All and All for Rats,” a play on the motto of the Three Musketeers.

The parade will include floats and decorated vehicles, participants dressed in Renaissance costumes, and in the local tradition, racing fans will wear decorated hats as part of the annual Rat Hat Contest, according to a news release from the school.

Post time for the races will be 11:30 a.m.

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