5K benefits students before and after event

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The rolling hills and towering mountains surrounding UVU’s Wasatch campus, with fall hues of orange and red ablaze, beckon students, local residents and their families to experience the fall season in Heber City.

Wasatch students and faculty have co-organized the UVU Wasatch Campus 5K Classic Run/Walk and Free Kids Race being held at Wasatch campus starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9. The 5K course is located in the colorful foothills behind campus and was tested first-hand by Fitness for Life students as part of their course this semester.

Letters were written to local companies by business communication students asking for donated prizes to be given to age-category winners, as well as prizes for a raffle to be held. This was a fantastic opportunity to improve writing and communication skills for the students, according to faculty member Mike Walker.

“This is engaged learning at its best,” he added in a press release.

Graphic arts student Andrew Gardner was selected as the 5K T-shirt design winner from numerous student art submissions. Gardner’s creative graphic will be seen on shirts to be given to each registered participant at the race.

To register, students can sign up at Campus Connection in the student center, visit the Wasatch campus or visit www.Active.com and search “Wasatch.” The race/walk is $12 ahead of time or $15 the day of the race. The kids’ run starts at 10 a.m. and is free. All proceeds go to support student scholarships.

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