Dashing For Diplomas
A record number of runners and
teams turned out for the 28th Annual
Diploma Dash City Championship
Race on a chilly morning on Feb. 25.
Some 2,460 people, including 700
UTSA students, took part in the largest
5k chip–timed race that featured a
new, certified racecourse around Main
This year, there were 600 more participants
than last year, and race organizers
said they were impressed with the
turnout for the nearly three–decade–old
tradition. The race generated more than
$30,000 for the alumni Scholarship
To date, the alumni endowment has
grown to more than $1 million, and
the association has awarded more than
$985,000 in scholarships.
"The UTSA alumni association has made great strides from hosting an inaugural
5k with 600 runners to this year’s nearly 2,500. making diploma dash the largest
chip–timed race in the city was a team effort by participants, volunteers and
sponsors to support our scholars."
—Anne Englert, Director of Alumni Programs