The annual U Can Finish 5-mile and 2-mile run/walk, presented by Florida Hospital will start at Spectrum Stadium on Saturday, October 29.

Since 1978, UCF has hosted a road race on campus that engages students, alumni, faculty, and local runners and walkers. U Can finish expects 3000 runners to participate this year.

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A free Florida Hospital for Children Kids’ Run will take place alongside the 5 and 2-mile events. Finishing participants of the Distance Dare can run both the 5-mile and 2-mile races “to earn the coveted shield and sword finisher’s medal.”

Student organizations participated in the race include: sororities, fraternities, sport and service clubs recruit runners and walkers to participate as a team for health, fitness and fundraising benefits. The largest participating student organization is awarded $500 on race day. Past winners of this award include UCF AFROTC, UCF Women’s Rowing, and the UCF Knight Runners, the event stated.

The 2 Mile begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5 Mile at 8:00 a.m. The Florida Hospital for Children Kids’ Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and is free to children. All events start and finish at Spectrum Stadium.

Proceeds benefit the Track Shack Youth Foundation whose mission is promoting lifelong health and fitness emphasizing youth and running programs in our Central Florida community.

All participants receive a t-shirt, interactive health screenings from Florida Hospital and postrace party. Registration is required. More information is available at www.trackshack.com.