The Longhorn Run on April 11 should lure herds of runners to the streets.
The 5K and 10K routes wind through the historic Forty Acres and around the Texas Capitol and incorporate plenty of University of Texas tradition. The Longhorn Band, along with Big Bertha (the band’s trampoline-sized drum) and Smokey the Cannon, will serenade athletes. Spirit groups and the Alpha Phi Omega service organization (plus their flag) will be on hand, too. The 10K starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8:20 a.m. Both races begin at 21st Street and University Avenue, with post-race entertainment to follow on the South and Main Malls on the UT Campus. The race is organized by students, for students, but anyone can enter. Awards will be given for the top three male and female finishers in each race, in each of three categories – students, non-students and UT staff and faculty.
Entry fee is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. To register, go here. http://www.utlonghornrun.com. Proceeds benefit the UT Student Government Student Excellence Fund and Recreational Sports Excellent Fund. Best Buddies, Orange Jackets, Asian Business Student Association, Plan II Business Association, Black Student Alliance and Latino Leadership Council are among the past recipients of the Student Government Excellence Fund.