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Volunteer and Earn Free Brews & Cheers at the Saint Arnold Art Car IPA 5K & 10K!

Do you like helping others? Do you like free beer? If so, then the 10th Annual Art Car IPA 5K & 10K is the event for you, as UHD and Saint Arnold Brewing Company are again joining forces at 8 a.m., Sunday, April 7, for the annual Art Car IPA 5K & 10K, an event that celebrates Houston’s Art Car tradition and Saint Arnold’s beer. 

Race volunteers are needed for various dates and times. Volunteers will receive free beer (if you’re 21 or older of course!), event swag, and a party pass. The event party pass includes not only free beer, but a T-shirt, access to the party area, a pint glass normally reserved for race finishers, and three (that’s right, three!) Saint Arnold beverages to fill your pint with. 

The following volunteer options are available: 

  • April 3-5: Hand out packets to runners at various Greater Houston locations (see registration link for exact locations) 
  • Saturday, April 6: Hand out packets to runners at the Wellness & Success Center 
  • Race Day Duties, Sunday, April 7: 
    • Volunteer check-in at Saint Arnold Brewing Company 
    • Course monitors (direct runners during run) at ENDVR Active Community 
    • Water stop on 5K course (set up/take down water tent, pass out water) at ENDVR Active Community 
    • Finish line team (distribute ­finisher medals to runners crossing the ­finishing line) at Saint Arnold Brewery 

Register to volunteer here

There are several promo codes that can be applied for those who want to participate in the run and activities. Simply register and at checkout, enter the code in the COUPON CODE box and click APPLY. The appropriate discount will be reflected in the shopping cart. The full list of codes is below. 

Alumni Discount: UHDALUMNI – good for 15% off adult registration 

Student Discount: GATORSTUDENT – good for 15% off adult registration 

Faculty/Staff Discount: UHDFACULTY – good for 15% off adult registration 


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.