5K brings ASU community together
Free shirts to be given to participants
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 15:09
The Multicultural Center will host a 5K and Fun Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Multicultural Center Educational Guidance Counselor Haley Zapta said the center hopes to reach its goal of 150 participants, offering free T-shirts to the first 50 registrants.
Racers will meet on campus between the library and the UC. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for male and female categories will win prizes provided by the race’s sponsors.
Graduate student Martha Esquivel said she supports the Multicultural Center in any of their events, and the 5K is one event that stands out.
“I can’t turn down a free 5K,” she said.
The 5K and Fun Run is one of the official Family Day activities and the brainchild of Zapata.
“I’m hoping for a good turnout,” Zapata said. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to come together and support ASU and establish some healthy routines. First-time racers should feel absolutely no pressure.”
Pre-registration runs through Sept. 16, and race day registration and check-in begin at 7 a.m.
Zapata said seasoned and first-time 5K participants need to stay hydrated, as well as have fun.
The Multicultural Center is also offering city-wide tours to families that weekend, Program Specialist Robert Garcia said. Students will have a chance to sign up for these tours in the Multicultural Center during the week prior to, as well as the day of, the 5K and Fun Run. Tour registration starts at 10 a.m. and the tours depart at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Participants can register by mail, fax, e-mail, or through ASU’s website. The 5K and Fun Run is open to the public.