3rd Annual UTEP Commitment to Fitness 5K Run/2K Walk
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is unique in its focus on the prevention of illness and the promotion and restoration of health.
The 3rd Annual Commitment to Fitness 5K Run/2K Walk reflects the College's efforts to accomplish its mission of prevention and promotion. The Run/Walk, organized by the Golden Age Fitness Association with the support of the Department of Kinesiology, connects the College with the community and brings awareness to the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
The 5K Run and a 2K Walk cover a route that traverses the picturesque UTEP campus amid its distinctive Bhutanese-styled architecture. Runners and walkers of all ages participate.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age Program, an ongoing exercise and fitness research program developed by the Kinesiology Department. Also other programs of the College of Health Sciences will benefit.
Begun in 2006 with 30 participants age 60 and older, the program now boasts over 150 participants. Over 600 individuals have been enrolled in the program since its inception. Research assistants, supervisors and Kinesiology students work together with seniors on strength training, and improving cardiovascular fitness, coordination, agility and balance.
Race Day, Sunday, October 14, 2012Late registration and race-day packet pick-up begins at 7:00AM, race starts at 8:00AM outside the new College of Health Sciences and Nursing Building at 1851 Wiggins Rd.
Early Packet Pick-upSaturday, October 13th at Memorial Gym Lobby from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Memorial Gym is located at 101 W Robinson Ave.
Awards and Prizes
Trophies for fastest overall winner, male/female in the 5K race. Gold, silver, and bronze medals to first three places, male and female, in each age group in the 5K race. The walk will be noncompetitive.
Age Groups0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
On I-10 West, take the University Ave. exit. After turning on University, almost immediately turn into the first parking lot entrance on your right. On I-10 East, take the Schuster exit and go under I-10 on Schuster and turn left on Sun Bowl and drive under the pedestrian bridge. Then take the first left into the first parking lot. After parking, walk to the elevator/stairway tower and walk across the pedestrian bridge over Sun Bowl Drive. The College of Health Sciences Building will be on your right.