As Sean Connery would say on Celebrity Jeoperdy…the day has come. SPATO’s 3rd Annual Spartan 5k on Sunday, April 29, 2012 is brought to you this year with the theme of Run, Walk, and Roll. This means that the Spartan 5k will bring together participants of all levels of activity (Track and Field stars to Weekend Warriors to those looking for a nice walk out) no matter their ability. If you are looking to get a new PR (personal record), running with friends, or enjoying the beautiful campus of SJSU, this race is for you!
As always, the Spartan 5k is also way to help those in our community further themselves. The following organizations will be benefiting from this years race:
- The Spartan Athletic Training Organization (SPATO) will receive funds to help send Athletic Training students to regional and national conferences. Not only furthering their professional lives but also helping represent the California State University system, the San Jose State University Kinesiology department and Athletic Training program, and the Bay Area.
- The Far West Wheelchair Athletic Assosciation (FWWAA) will receive funds to continue their mission to bring opportunities to participate in daily physical activity to those with disabilities.
- Re-Play San Jose (ran by San Jose State students, alumni, and faculty) aims to use recycling of old equipment to give opportunities to participate in physical activity to those who have little to no opportunity themselves. Donations of used athletic shoes in good condition will be accepted on race day at the Check-In/Registration desks. As an extra incentive, those who donate will be entered for a chance to win Sports Basement gift cards!
Save some money by registering early on Active.com! Prices for high school students is $12, SJSU students/faculty $15, and the community $20. There are special group rates available for groups of 8 or more on the Active.com page, but feel free to contact SPATO President Brent Hatakeyama (email@example.com) for more information. Online registration is open until April 26 at 5pm, which registration will be available on the day of the race with slightly higher prices. The first 200 registrants will also receive will receive a goody bag and a race T-shirt!
Day of the Race:
FREE parking is available at several Downtown San Jose parking garages. The most convenient for race day is the Fourth Street Garage located across the street from the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and above Flames Restaurant. Visit http://www.sjdowntownparking.com/free_parking.html for other locations.
Check-In and the Starting Line will be located at the San Jose State campus entrance to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Race bibs and safety pins will be handed out at check-in and a bag/coat check will be available to all participants.
The course is a flat, looped course that will take participants throughout the beautiful San Jose State University campus. Two water stations will be available throughout the course.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the event, please email Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.