15th Annual Love Your Libraries 5k Run and Fun Walk February 24

Registration begins at 7:30 at Circle Park Drive

The Graduate Student Senate shows its love for the UT Libraries by sponsoring the 15th annual Love Your Libraries 5K Run and Fun Walk on Saturday, February 24. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the race are used to purchase library materials crucial to graduate-level study and research. UT Athletics has already shown its support for the libraries by helping to sponsor the race and pledging $5,000.

UT alumna Cindy Wyrick helped organize the first race in 1992 and is thrilled to see the fun run celebrate its 15th anniversary.

“Fifteen years ago, when the GSS (then Graduate Student Association) started the fun run, we were looking for a project to undertake that would benefit the entire campus,” Wyrick said. “A fun run to benefit the UT Libraries was an easy choice because no other entity on campus provides as much support and assistance to all of the University’s students as the libraries.”

“It is very rewarding to see the GSS continue to make this fundraising effort on behalf of the UT Libraries more successful each year,” Wyrick continued.

The race begins and ends at Circle Park Drive and takes runners through the heart of the UT campus. Click here for a .pdf map of the race route.

Registration costs $12 before February 14 and $15 on race day. Click here to download the 2007 entry form.

Race shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Shirts will be given out on a first-come, first served basis on race day.

The awards ceremony immediately follows the race. Awards are given to the top three male and female overall runners, 1st Masters (40+) and 1st Grandmasters (50+). Awards must be picked up on race day morning–they will not be mailed.

For more information, please contact Graduate Student Senate Vice President Amy Colvin at gss2@nullutk.edu or call 974-2377.

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