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Edna C. Shalala 5K
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
About This Activity
First-ever active event for all those who love the Hurricanes!
The inauguralEdna C. Shalala 5K gives all Miami Hurricanes fans, supporters & alumni a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a unique health & wellness event that goes around & through famous athletic facilities & the beautiful UM campus! Start & finish at the BankUnited Center, home of UM Basketball, run or walk through Baseball's legendary Mark Light Field, past the Greentree Football Practice Fields, in Soccer's Cobb Stadium, then along side the Hecht Athletic Center, brand new Schwartz Center for Academic Excellence & the Neil Schiff Tennis Center! The race route also traverses past exciting campus landmarks including the Richter Library, Lake Oscelola & the stunning new Student Activities Center.
Get ready for a gameday atmophere with head coaches, spirit squads, the band & mascot all in attendance to cheer you toward the finish line! Timed 5K perfect for runners & walkers with an awesome post-race tailgate in the Fieldhouse right before the women's basketball game against Coppin State!
All participants receive:
- Unique 5K experience around & through UM campus & athletic facilities with the feel of a Hurricanes gameday!
- Technical race t-shirt!
- Impressive 'U' race medal upon finishing!
- Entry to post-race tailgate with free food & drinks!
- A season ticket to all remaining women's basketball games for the 2014-15 season including that day's game that will tip-off right after the race!
- A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the Edna C. Shalala Foundation to honor President Shalala's mother & the University's continued tradition of excellence in women's sports!
Event details and schedule
Packet Pick-up will start on Friday, December 12, at FootWorks in South Miami from 3p-7p where you can pick-up your race bib, shirt, tickets & other free swag!
Packet Pick-up will continue on Saturday, December 13, at 8a in the Fieldhouse connected to the Bank United Center. You will need to bring a government issued form of ID to pick-up your packet. Friends can pick-up other packets as long as they have a picture or copy of the participant's ID.
Parking for the event will be best in lots to the east of the BankUnited Center via access from Merrick Drive. There are also lots to the west of the BUC via Theo Dickinson Drive. Dauer Drive right in front of the facility will not be open as it will serve as the start location for the race.
The event will start promptly at 10am & is rain or shine. Organizers will keep in close contact with pariticipants if there is any adverse weather.
The University of Miami & the Department of Athletics are in full support of this wonderful new event!