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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.