Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Faculty and staff: Join UTSA's 'Rock 'n Roll' marathon team

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(Aug. 11, 2010)--UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to join the UTSA team participating in the Rock 'n Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 14. Those new to running shouldn't be afraid to join up -- it's an opportunity to lose a few pounds and gain a few muscles -- and there will be a coach and custom training.

Sponsored by the UTSA Wellness pilot program, UTSA participants can save $10 if they register by Aug. 31. They will receive complimentary online training including a custom training program, weekly trips and training logs courtesy of race sponsors. Additionally, the UTSA Wellness pilot program will provide a running coach to assess, encourage, motivate and run with the team. There will be weekly Saturday morning group runs to prepare for running or walking/running the half marathon.

Register at the Rock 'n roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon website, by fax at 858-450-6905 or by mail to Rock 'n Roll San Antonio, Attn: Registration, 9401 Waples St., Suite 150, San Diego, Calif. 92101.

>> Learn about 2010 running coach Joseph Barber; training, commitment, nutrition and preparation; and online training options at www.ironmanjoefitness.com.

To receive the UTSA $10 registration fee discount, enter the code "GFCSAUTSA."

Both marathons will begin at 7:30 a.m. on race day; participants must arrive by 6:30 a.m. The half marathon will last up to 4.5 hours.

For more information, call Kristee Phelps, UTSA wellness coordinator, at 210- 458-6102 or e-mail wellness@utsa.edu.

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Marathon undiscounted fee
$105 (through Aug. 31)
$115 (Sept. 1-Nov. 14)

Half marathon undiscounted fee
$90 (through Aug. 31)
$95 (Sept. 1-Nov. 14)

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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