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It's not too late to register: UTSA Diploma Dash & Fitness Walk is Feb. 26

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UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 2010

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(Feb. 17, 2011)--It's not too late -- Register today for the 27th annual UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 5K San Antonio City Championship Race and Fitness Walk. Race day is Saturday, Feb. 26 at the UTSA Main Campus.

Sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, a host of community groups, alumni and UTSA volunteers, it promises to be a morning of exercise, great amenities and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund and alumni programs and services.

Race-day registration and stretching will begin at 7 a.m. at the Convocation Center, and the starting gun will fire at 8 a.m. The racecourse is new this year, is chip timed and offers a certified 5K flat-and-fast course for runners and fitness walkers. Families are welcome to participate.

Medals and prizes will be awarded in overall, course record, masters, student and 14 age categories. Special divisions include Clydesdale (male, 190 pounds and up) and Filly (female, 140 pounds and up) and a wheelchair division with first-, second- and third-place medals given to men and women. Start forming your teams now to compete for medals, plaques and bragging rights. Each registrant will receive a long-sleeved event t-shirt and gift bag.

Registration is $35 for individuals and UTSA Alumni Association members. UTSA students can register for $10 and form a team with any number of runners. Children age 14 and under can sign up for only $10 with the special Diploma Dash Kids program sponsored by H-E-B. Each registrant receives a gift bag, t-shirt and certificate. Packet pick-up will be February 23-24 at Run Wild Sports at the Pearl Brewery.

>> Register online at the UTSA Alumni website. For more information, call the UTSA Office of Alumni Programs at 210-458-4133.

 

 

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Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

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