Run from the Sun 5K

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Welcome to the 2nd annual Run from the Sun 5K, hosted by UTHSCSA's Dermatology Interest Group. Proceeds will raise funds for our student-run free clinic, Travis Park Dermatology Clinic. This clinic serves San Antonio’s homeless and indigent population, as well as AIM at Melanoma, an organization supporting melanoma research. By supporting our event, you will help in our efforts to diagnose and treat the wide range of skin disorders affecting San Antonio’s most disadvantaged residents.

Thank you for your interest in this year’s Walk or Run from the Sun, benefiting Travis Park Dermatology Clinic. As the title suggests, the walk/run will commence at 6pm, just as the sun begins to go down. We hope to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure as we enjoy the festivities with glow in the dark t-shirts, free skin checks, and fun activities for all members the San Antonio community, young and old. See below for the race-day schedule, parking instructions and Race-day Tips! Race Day Schedule: Registration begins at 6PM (the earlier you register, the better!) -Those who registered at will pick up their t-shirt and bib numbers at this time. Announcements will take place prior to the race start along with a race meeting for description of the course. Runners will begin at 6:30-6:45PM Walkers will line up behind the runners and begin at the same time. The Awards Ceremony will take place following the first group of runners return (7:15-7:30PM) *Prizes will be awarded to top 3 runners in Men’s,Women’s, and Kid’s division. Driving instructions: From 410W: Take exit at Babcock, turn right on Babcock, right on Merton Minter, Once you are on Merton Minter take the entrance to the University of Texas Health Science Center campus immediately after you pass the Gold's gym (this should be the second right). Let the guard know that you will be parking for the race and he/she will direct you to the parking lots for the event. Proceed to the pavilion for registration. Walk or Run from the Sun: SPECIFIC RACE TIPS: 1) It will be COLD, come prepared! Bring rain-gear just in case we get a sprinkle 2) Register early! 3) Look at the parking map. We will be issuing “ticket exemptions” for our race participants who want to arrive early, and parking is free for everyone after 6PM.


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