Run for Robotics

Event Date

Sat, May 3, 2014


Marion, IA

About This Activity

Join us for a day of fun to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)Tech Challenge Team# 5084, Black Engineers of Tomorrow (B.E.T.) and their continuing efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Iowa. By registering for the Run for Robotics 2.4 mile Fun Run/Walk, you will be supporting community STEM educational initiatives while also participating in an activity that everyone in your family can enjoy on the Boyson Trail.

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5084, B.E.T., is operated as an after-school program and is entirely self-funded by student fund­raising and community and corporate sponsorship as a part of FIRST for Iowa. This program provides real-life experiences and problem-solving opportunities using the math, science and technology skills that we need to develop youth in order to ensure the future vitality of our community.

Each year, the students design and build a robot with guidance from coaches and mentors that assist the team in preparation for FTC competitions. Proceeds for the race will support the team in the following ways:

·         Robot: Parts sensors, motors, etc.

·         Team apparel, buttons, handouts, etc ,

·         Printing and marketing Costs

·         FTC Qualifier Registration Costs

·         Travel: food, lodging, gas, etc.

·         Educational Outreach Expenses

Children of ages 8-17 are also encouraged to participate in our Run for Robotics 2.4 mile Fun Run/Walk. The entry fee is $12 before May 3, 2014 and $15 at the gate.

Start Location:

Boyson Park (Boyson Trail) 

975 Boyson Road

Marion, Iowa  

End Location:

Hanna Park (Boyson Trail)

775 Fairview Dr

Marion, IA 52302


For more information about FIRST Robotics and FTC, please visit:

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