(L to R): Praveen, Reed, Jonathan, Taylor, & Amruth
Six members from The UT Dallas Running Club woke up early on a chilly Saturday morning and volunteered at the finish line for the Hot Chocolate 5K/15K run in Fair Park. The group covered two tables with three tiers of Powerade cups and handed them to race finishers. This was the club's first major group volunteer experience.
(L to R): Carol, Matt, Joseph, & Taylor
The UT Dallas Running Club completed its first official relay race at the 2012 Williams Route 66 Marathon Relay in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Battling through temperatures ranging from the 40s-50s, cutting winds, and a somewhat hilly course that spanned features such as the Brookside Entertainment District and the University of Tulsa campus, the team finished with a time of 3:48:56 (8:44 min/mi), placing 12/32 in the open male age division (the equivalent of 14/92 in the open mixed age division).
A special shout-out goes to Taylor for competing in her first race and bringing the team's chip across the finish line!
(L to R): Reed, Carol, Justin M., Kian, Amruth, Ras, & Suthan
Several members of The UT Dallas Running Club participated in UTD's second annual Homecoming Nighttime 5K. All members finished under 27 minutes, and for many, this race was their first 5K.
Special shout-outs go to Mel for placing 3rd in the female students division, Reed for placing 10th in the male students division, and Carol for running in a Muppets costume.
Club officers Joseph Caguioa and Carol Miu represented at the 2012 Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Dallas Marathon. Both runners ran the course's inaugural race in 2011 and not only improved upon their previous times, but also achieved new half marathon PRs.
A very special shout-out goes to Carol for finishing Dallas 13.1 on October 27, hopping on a plane to Washington D.C., and then completing the grueling Marine Corps Marathon on October 28! That's 39.3 miles in two consecutive days! Way to go, Carol!
(L to R): Joseph, Marissa, Jeremy, Keerthi, Meera, Amrita
Several UTD runners participated in the Paint Run, a 5K fundraiser around Bachmann Lake benefiting the Community for Permanent Supported Housing. Runners were doused with color at four stations along the course.
Official results were not posted, but Joseph, Jeremy, and Marissa finished within the top ten runners overall.
(L to R): Joseph, Carol, Matt, Tyler
Four UTD Running Club members drove more than 100 miles to Tyler, TX and finished the Tyler Rose Half Marathon. The course's rolling hills and brick streets and the finger-numbing temperatures in the mid-40s couldn't deter the group from crossing the finish line in the Tyler Rose Garden.
A special shout-out goes to Tyler and Matt for completing their first half marathon! Another special shout-out goes to Carol, who ran DRC The Loop 15K and the Tyler Rose Half Marathon on consecutive days, thereby logging over 22 miles in one weekend!
(L to R): Eddie, Masoud, Carol, Ras, Justin K., Justin M., Reed, Praveen, Amruth
Nine representatives from The UT Dallas Running Club completed Dallas Running Club's The Loop 15K (9.3 mi). The chilly morning's route included a long loop around White Rock Lake.
For most members, this was their first 15K and their first DRC event. For some, this was even their first race! Despite signing up for only the 5K, the latter group made the most of their experience and tripled their expected distance.
Reed and Eddie placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the Male 15-19 age division and placed within the Top 50 overall out of 400 finishers.
Matt, with White Rock Lake in the background.
Two members--Joseph and Matt--represented The UT Dallas Running Club at the 2012 Tour des Fleurs, a race course that incorporated White Rock Lake and began and ended at the Dallas Arboretum. Both runners completed the 10K (6.2 mi).
A special shout-out goes to Matt for completing his first race, and a 10K at that!
(L to R): Carol, Joseph, Eddie, Justin M.
Four members represented at The UT Dallas Running Club's first race of the 2012-13 academic year, the Dallas Running Club's Breakfast Bash 5-Miler. The out-and-back along a section of White Rock Lake hosted a close sprint to the finish, with both runners involved placing in the top 100 out of over 700 finishers.