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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) 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.