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Get Ready to Run: Santo De Mayo 5K


By Sheryl E. Taylor

It’s time again for the annual Santo De Mayo 5K Run or Walk! Presented by University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), runners and walkers can join fellow Houstonians on Sunday, May 5 at Saint Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons Ave)—Texas’ oldest craft brewery.

As sponsor, UHD is offering discounts for runners who are students, faculty, staff and alumni. Use the following codes to receive a 15 percent discount off of registration fees.:

  • Students use code: UHDGATOR 
  • Alumni use code: UHDALUMNI
  • Faculty/Staff use code: UHDSTAFF

To ensure the continued success of this event, UHD is seeking 100 volunteers—faculty, staff, students and alumni. Students who are interested can earn volunteer hours. If interested in volunteering, sign up today!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.