5K Run Benefits UT Libraries

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s Graduate Student Association will sponsor a 5K run to benefit university libraries on Feb. 22.

The 11th annual “Love Your Libraries” 5K Run and Fun Walk begins at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 6:30 a.m.

“This event is a great opportunity for students and graduate students to give back to the university,” said Samuel Morton, president of the Graduate Student Association.

“All of the proceeds go directly to the libraries on campus to assist with any of its critical needs.”

The registration fee is $12 before the day of the race and $15 on the day of the race. Pre-registered participants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt.

The categories for awards include the top three runners overall, 1st Masters for 40-year-olds and up, and 1st Grandmasters for 50-year-olds and up. Awards also will be presented to the six individual age divisions.

“We will be giving out donated awards like restaurant coupons and passes to local gyms,” said Morton.

The event raised $7,000 last year with 300 people participating.
For more information or to pre-register, call the Graduate Student Association at 974-1015.