Crimson Couch to 5K Event to be Held at UA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – More than 800 people are expected to participate in the Crimson Couch to 5K Walk/Run Event Sunday, Nov. 13, at The University of Alabama.
Sponsored by the UA Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, the race start will start at 2 p.m. from the Outdoor Pool Complex parking lot at the Student Recreation Center. Check-in will be from noon-2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Entry for the CC5K is free for pre-registered individuals who participated in the CC5K nine-week training program, as well as those under the age of 18. People who did not participate in the training program may register prior to the event online, by mail, or in person at the OHPW in 321 Russell Hall. The entry fee is $10 in advance and $15 on race day.
Event organizers say they expect UA employees and their families, Tuscaloosa community members and more than 50 children from the Magnet School to attend the event. An award of $1,000 for a wellness-related activity will be awarded to the college, school or division at UA with the greatest number of CC5K participants in the training program and at the event.
“Couch to 5K is an exciting opportunity for UA employees to invest in their health through a comprehensive training program,” said Dr. Rebecca Kelly, OHPW director. “This event has a significant impact on our participants, their families and our community because it emphasizes the role of fitness and fun in our daily lives on campus.”
In addition to the CC5K Walk/Run, participants can also enjoy a variety of entertainment before and during the event. Music, activities for children and exhibits will be located in the parking lot of the Outdoor Pool Complex.
The OHPW partnered with University Recreation and the Exercise Physiology Club to deliver health checks and training throughout the program. Additional sponsors of the CC5K Walk/Run Event include the University Medical Center Faculty/Staff Clinic and the Office for Academic Affairs.
For more information about the CC5K Walk/Run Event or to learn about programs offered by the OHPW, visit www.wellness.ua.edu or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 205/348-0077.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.