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  • Runners take your place

    Published: April 15, 2010

    Get ready. Get set. Go.

    The Longhorn Run will take place Saturday, May 1, and will feature two races, a 10K and a two-mile, that tour spaces and venues across campus previously unavailable to runners. The races will start in front of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

    The two-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9 a.m. Both races go through west and north campus, and culminate in the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

    “We have been working closely with Nike and RunTex to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience and wants to run again next year,” said Race Director Liam O’Rourke, a senior in Plan I Honors and history. Kim Heilbrun, wife of President William Powers Jr., is the honorary committee chair.

    Runners will receive a Nike race shirt, which will serve as their ticket into the post-race celebration.

    Proceeds from the race will go to the Excellence Fund, a Student Government endowment dedicated to student projects and programs. The purpose of the endowment is to give students the resources to make a difference on campus, in the community and around the world. In 2009, the Excellence Fund committee allocated $5,000 to students.

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      bummer.. said on April 29, 2010 at 8:15 p.m.
      couldnt make it this saturday.. when is the next 2k run ? next year ?
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      Rachel said on April 27, 2010 at 12:22 p.m.
      @Connie, it includes a tour of the new environmental science building.
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      Connie said on April 19, 2010 at 10:32 a.m.
      I wonder what "...spaces and venues across campus previously unavailable to runners" means.
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      Leigh said on April 17, 2010 at 2:03 a.m.
      The part of the 10K race that goes up 24th street has construction right to the street. The running surface of 24th is horribly rough and DANGEROUS to runners: sprains, strains, and falls.
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      Ali Jadoon said on April 16, 2010 at 3:14 p.m.
      This is going to be one Saturday morning to remember.
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