Jan. 14, 2013
For the 6th straight year, the Student-Athlete Affairs Department has organized a 5k race in order to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 5k race was made `virtual' this year so that runners across the country could participate and raise money for an illness that affects 70,000 people worldwide. There were many representatives that ran the 5k outside of Minnesota, including runners in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Delaware, Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota! Shannon Pease, who ran her race in conjunction with a half marathon in Oklahoma stated: "Running in the Virtual 5k gave me an opportunity to run it over Thanksgiving break while visiting family in Oklahoma! I enjoy running half marathons and 5k's and I would definitely like to run another virtual race, especially if it supports a great cause."
Prizes were given to randomly selected finishers, due to the nature of a virtual race, so many people registered for the 5k for different reasons. Some families had personal connections to the cause, while others took the 5k as a way to spend time with family or friends, by walking to see the Christmas lights, taking a jog on the beach, or hiking to enjoy the mountain views. Thank you to all the participants who made the CF Virtual 5k a success! For all those interested in joining in on the next one, stay tuned for details for a Spring Virtual 5k!
Gopher Summer Interns
The University of Minnesota student-athlete development office has four interns working within Gopher Athletics to prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.
Gophers Visit Local Elementary School
The Gophers' First Year Experience Class visited Harambee Elementary as they participated in their Track and Field Day.
Gophers on the M.A.G.I.C. Bus Part IV
When you look at the bus, did you ever wonder how 12 of our 720 student-athletes receive the honor of being featured there?