The Longhorn Run is a 5K and 10K run produced from the combined efforts of the Longhorn Run Student Committee, Recreational Sports, and UT Student Government. Approaching its seventh year, the Longhorn Run has become a Texas tradition that unites thousands of students, alumni, and Austin community members as they train together and ultimately cross the finish line on race day!
Longhorn Run 2017 is set for April 8, 2017. The course begins at 21st Street and Speedway. As the course winds through the historic Forty Acres and surrounding Austin streets, several iconic UT symbols will be highlighted and brought to life. Members of a variety of student organizations cheer on the runners with their Texas spirit, and there is a Texas-sized celebration at the finish line featuring entertainment, activities, and refreshments.
Proceeds from the race benefit the UT Student Government Student Excellence Fund and the UT RecSports Student Excellence Fund.
Resources from the Student Government Excellence Fund are meant to equip student groups with the tools to advance current projects or ideas, while promoting the ideals of giving and a spirit of service on the UT campus. These funds are allocated annually to student organizations through Student Government. The Recreational Sports Excellence Fund is focused on placing resources where they are most immediately needed to ensure that UT students have access to the highest quality recreational program in the nation.
Learn more about how you and your student can get involved and register to run at www.utlonghornrun.com.