Sixth Annual Tulane Athletics 5K Set for April 26

Some runners take part in the Tulane Athletics 5K in 2013

Some runners take part in the Tulane Athletics 5K in 2013

April 1, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University Director of Athletics Rick Dickson - along with Tulane Director of Track and Field Eric Peterson - announced today that the Sixth Annual Tulane Athletics 5K will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The 5K (3.1 miles) fun run/walk will take place through Tulane's campus.

Tulane Green Wave coaches, staff and student-athletes will participate in the event. The goal of the event is to increase the Tulane Athletics Fund (TAF) donor base to a new record level. This year, Tulane Athletics has set a goal of 500 participants and sponsors for the 5K. In order to reach that goal, each and every student-athlete and coach must be sponsored by Green Wave supporters, family members, or friends. The event is open to all ages, including children.

"There are a lot of exciting events happening on Tulane's campus this spring, and I am excited that we are able to bring the Tulane 5K back to a course that will go through and around Tulane's campus," said Peterson.

Registration at the event will begin at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting shortly thereafter at 8 a.m. The party will continue after the race with food and beverages for all participants. Additionally, special Yulman Stadium tours will be given to all participants. Prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers.

The Tulane Athletics 5K is open for anyone to register to run for $30. To sponsor a runner, student-athlete, coach, athletic director, staff member, or any one of the Green Wave teams, please visit www.TulaneAthletics5K.com.

The first 100 participants to sign up will receive two free tickets to the April 26 Tulane Green Wave baseball game against Wichita State at 2 p.m. that afternoon at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

The more than 500 people who have participated in the 5K during the last five years include Tulane faculty and staff, students, TAF donors, season ticket holders, alumni and friends from all over the country, as well as many of the area's runners and walkers. Some current Tulane student-athletes will be competing, as well.

There are five levels of sponsorship: -For $150, you can sponsor the Director of Athletics. -For $100, you can sponsor a Head Coach. -For $50, you can sponsor a Team. -For $30, you can sponsor an assistant coach, athletics staff or a runner.

To register for the event, or to sponsor a team, student-athlete, coach, or staff member, log onto www.TulaneAthletics5K.com, call (504) 865-5356 OR e-mail Jean-Preston Lucius at jlucius@tulane.edu.