RUN THE CAMPUS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28: U CAN FINISH 5 MILE AND 2 MILE RUN/WALK PRESENTED BY FLORIDA HOSPITAL BENEFITING LOCAL YOUTH HEALTH & FITNESS PROGRAMS
Every year since 1978 there’s been a road race on campus that engages students, alumni, faculty and local runners and walkers. This year more than 3000 runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts from UCF and the surrounding community are expected to participate in the events which include a 2 Mile, 5 Mile and free Florida Hospital for Children Kids’ Run. New this year, medals are awarded to 2 Mile finishers.
Runners and walkers who are up for 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 including sororities, fraternities, sport and service clubs recruit runners and walkers to participate as a team for health, fitness and fundraising benefits in the Student Challenge.
The largest participating student organization is awarded $250 on race day. Past winners of this award include and the UCF Knight Runners, UCF AFROTC, UCF Women’s Rowing.
Registered Student Organizations include:
Catholic Campus Ministry
Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association
Students, alumni and faculty register at a discounted rate and receive special award recognition at a post race award ceremony. View 2017 race results. 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 post-race party. Registration is required. More information is available at www.trackshack.com.