On Sunday April 29th, 2012 just over a hundred participants, young and old, enjoyed 5 kilometers of San Jose State University’s sunny campus as they ran, walked and rolled in the 3rd Annual Spartan 5K. The theme of the 3rd Annual Spartan 5K was “Run, Walk and Roll,” because a portion of the proceeds went towards a local nonprofit organization called the Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA). The FWWAA is nonprofit organization that promotes, develops and organizes wheelchair sports in California, Nevada and Arizona. This summer they are creating a summer sports camp for youth that use wheelchairs where campers can enjoy dozens of wheelchair sports and activities.
The backbone behind the Annual Spartan 5K series is the Spartan Athletic Training Organization (SPATO). SPATO plans on keeping this annual event alive to promote a healthy lifestyle and to fundraise money to help SPATO members attend conferences and professional activities. Each year SPATO has picked a nonprofit organization that receives a portion of the proceeds from the race. Although there were fewer participants this year than last year, the event was a huge success. SPATO hopes that the Annual Spartan 5K will grow into a large annual campus event involving other campus clubs and departments.
SPATO would like to thank all volunteers, participants, and sponsors for their support and especially thank Don Nguyen, DDS for being our top sponsor two years in a row!
Click here to see pictures from race day and the race results