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Register now: UTSA Rowdy Rec Run is Oct. 5 at Main Campus

Rowdy Rec Run

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(Sept. 20, 2013) -- UTSA Campus Recreation invites students and the UTSA community to participate in the seventh annual Rowdy Rec Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Rec Center on the Main Campus. Each year, UTSA Campus Rec invites the community to come out for a 5K race and fun run celebrating the spirit of UTSA and promoting health and wellness on campus.

"Campus Recreation continually strives to produce events that assist in strengthening the UTSA and greater San Antonio community ties," said Steve Kudika, assistant director of fitness at UTSA Campus Recreation. "This 5K race and fun run is open to all ability levels. We hope the community joins us for this health and wellness event."

UTSA students, faculty and staff members and the San Antonio community are welcome to attend this all-ages event. Registered runners will receive a special event t-shirt, food and drink, and will be entered for a chance to win door prizes. Awards will be given to the first three female and male participants. Results for overall winners will be based on gun time, and age group results will be based on chip time

Pre-race registration fee for students and Campus Recreation members is $15. The pre-race fee for non-student and non-Campus Recreation members is $25. Registration fees will increase by $10 for all participants that register on race day from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Runners are encouraged to pick up their Race Day packets at the UTSA Campus Recreation administrative offices between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Parking for the Rowdy Rec Run will be in UTSA Campus Recreation lot BK1 and BK2.

>> To register, visit the UTSA Rowdy Rec Run website.

 

 

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