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(July 26, 2011)--It's time to get ready for the San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Get Fit Challenge. Last year, there were 78 participants from UTSA, and we won the Extra-Large Corporate Division Trophy in the "Get Fit Challenge." Register by July 31 and save $25 on the entry fee. UTSA employees, friends and family members can join the team and receive the discount.

This year's event is Sunday, Nov. 13, starting downtown at S. Alamo and E. Markets streets and finishing at the Alamodome (Cherry Street). It marks the fourth annual San Antonio marathon and half marathon benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

Those who sign up with the UTSA Runners will receive a free team/training shirt from UTSA Wellness Rowdy New U program and a $10 registration discount. The Sport-Tek running shirt has the team name (UTSA Runners) and comes in men's and women's sizes. Additionally, team members can receive free training sessions by a marathon coach.

For more information, call 210-458-6102 or email


Registration instructions

  1. At the Rock-n-Roll Marathon website, select the "Register" tab. Note the registration increases July 31 and Nov. 6.
  2. Select "Continue Registration" to go to the registration form.
  3. Select the race in which you will compete. To receive the discount, select the "Individual Get Fit Challenge Marathon or Half Marathon."
  4. You must set up an account with so they can communicate with you about the race. Once you set up your account, you can proceed with the registration.
  5. Fill out the registration form. At "Team Information," select "Join a Team."
  6. Highlight "UTSA Runners," then finish registration.
  7. Pay and you will see the discount displayed.
  8. After signing up, email to let her know you joined, to give your shirt size in men's or women's, and if you are interested in free training from a marathon coach.


Exclusive national charity Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure is dedicated to putting 86 cents of each dollar raised toward funding valuable research and community outreach programs. Without the cures, approximately 465,000 women will die from the disease each year globally.

The Komen San Antonio Affiliate has invested more than $11.25 million since inception in 1997. Seventy-five percent of net funds support local nonprofit programs providing vital breast cancer screening, treatment and education in San Antonio. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs around the world.

Joining Marathon for the Cure's Team shows your commitment to help bring us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.



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Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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