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Running With the Graduate Deans

A Wellness & Community-Building Initiative
of The Graduate College


Did you know that running is good for both your mind and your body? We invite you to check out some evidence and see for yourself. Other benefits of running include building community and simply having fun. For all of these reasons, The Graduate College deans and staff would like to invite you to join us in a series of local running events organized by various non-university groups and organizations in town. Not a running club, but a way to run together at some local races. Everyone who joins us at one of the events will receive a technical running shirt featuring the nifty graphic above. Wear your shirt on race day so that we can easily identify each other!

For every graduate student, faculty or staff member who runs/walks the race wearing our technical shirt, The Graduate College will put funds in the amount of the race fee into our scholarship account for the coming year. So, by just showing up on race day wearing one of our shirts, you'll be enjoying all the benefits of running (check out the these articles if you need convincing that running is beneficial!) while raising funds to benefit graduate students across campus. And get this: the deans are ready to double down! For every graduate student who crosses the finish line ahead of both Dean Golato and Associate Dean Paulson, we will put funds in the amount of not one, but two race fees into next year's scholarship account. The race is on!

Disclaimer: This web site is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing this or any exercise program. Be sure to consult with your doctor before you begin any fitness or nutrition program or before any other change in lifestyle. If you choose to participate, then please understand that you do so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition and to independently determine whether to perform, use, or adapt any of the information or content on this web site. Any exercise program may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise displayed on this web site, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.

Don’t feel like running but still want to participate? No problem! Come cheer on your fellow graduate students (and deans!). All volunteers will receive a shirt as well!  Please email to sign up!

Next Event:

March 11: San Marcos Half Marathon 10k and 5k (formerly Moe's Better Half)

Join us for a pre-race pasta lunch on March 9! RSVP once you are registered for the race.

Upcoming Races:

March 24: DPT 2nd Annual Pura Vida 5K Run

April 15: Got Your Back 5K (Wear your GYB race shirt for this one!)

May*: Cinco de Mayo 5K

*Dates and registration links will be posted as soon as they are available.