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Galveston Monthly

SHP Causeway FunD 5 K Run/Walk

Jan 29, 2020 01:43PM

  The UTMB Health School of Health Professions’ (SHP) 8th annual Causeway FunD Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Causeway FunD Run/Walk is the premiere fundraiser of student scholarships for the school. In the eight years since its inception in 2013, the event has raised over $250,000 to increase the general scholarship fund that help recruit and recognize the best students and ensure that financial concerns are no impediment to students’ educational ambitions.

  While the SHP FunD Run is an event to help raise much-needed scholarship funds for students, it has also become an event full of celebration and spirit. This event is one of the most unique 5K runs on Galveston Island, and one of only a few races on the Causeway which spans Galveston Bay.

  In partnership with FTR Race Management, the event will start with a children’s 1K at 7:45am followed by a 5K wheelchair race at 8am. The 5K run begins at 8:15am with the 5K walk immediately following the runners. The SHP FunD Run awards the top runners of each age division, recognizes outstanding teams at the end of the race with special awards, and is family friendly.

  The 5K course is USA Track and Field certified and starts in the parking lot of the Galveston County Daily News Building, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston. Participants will proceed up the southbound lanes of the causeway, turn around at the acme of the bridge, and head back to the starting line.

  For more information on sponsoring or registration, please visit www.causewayrun.com or call the SHP Causeway FunD Run hotline at 409.772.3006.