Midnight Fun Run aims to reduce students’ stress

Published: April 22 2013

Category:Announcements, Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The seventh annual Midnight Fun Run scheduled for Wednesday night is an opportunity for University of Florida students to relieve stress during finals, accomplish their first 5K or train for a future race. Although the event aims to benefit student health, UF faculty and staff, guests and general public also are invited to participate.

“Midnight Fun Run has become an exciting tradition on the UF campus,” said Darcie Burde, event coordinator and assistant director of fitness for UF RecSports. “It is great to see students getting excited about healthy living and making sound stress management decisions as they prepare to master their final exams.”

The event will start at 11:59 p.m. at Gate 2 of the O’Connell Center and consists of a 5K run or a 1.5 mile walk through the UF campus.

An active Gatorlink account is required for preregistration and can include one guest. Cardholders pay $12, and guests pay $20. Onsite registration, open from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be available for people not affiliated with UF as well as last-minute student, faculty and staff registrants. They will pay $10.

Preregistrants will receive an event T-shirt, and all registrants will receive a “to-go” breakfast from Gator Corner Dining Center after the race.

For more information or to register online, go to http://recsports.ufl.edu./special-events/midnight-fun-run-2013/

The Midnight Fun Run is presented by UF RecSports.

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