Thanks to Comcast and the UT Graduate Student Senate for hosting another successful Love Your Libraries Fun Run. 157 runners and walkers participated in the Fun Run through the heart of the UT campus on March 26.
This is the second year that Comcast has been the title sponsor for the Fun Run and the 18th year that the Graduate Student Senate has organized the event. Proceeds from Fun Run registrations and gifts from supporting Business Friends, totaling over $15,000, will benefit the UT Libraries. The Graduate Student Senate has requested that funds be used to purchase electronic library resources that are both popular with students and critical to student success.
Comcast provided a major media package in support of the Fun Run, running public service announcements on cable tv stations and donating $2500. Other major sponsors were Rivr Media (which produced the Fun Run public service announcements), UT Federal Credit Union, UT Bookstore, Miche Bags, Brandons Awards, and Dr. William K. Salmons. Runners Market, Salon Azure, Regal Entertainment Group, and Pimento’s Café & Market provided door prizes.
The race was emceed by the Knoxville Track Club. Awards and medals were given to top runners, the Fasters UT Runners, and the Best Team (organization with the greatest number of registrants). Comcast fielded 30 runners, all wearing their “Comcast 5K Team” sweatshirts, and walked away with the Best Team award.