Sunday, Run Day: Scenes from Santo de Mayo 5k
Rock music and running were the highlights of the 2019 Santo de Mayo 5k presented by the University of Houston-Downtown and Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The race attracted runners of all ages, including members of the UHD community. More than 4,500 runners participated in the race with 100 volunteers providing support. In attendance were members of the University's Runners Club, the University's Art Club, faculty, staff, and UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. UHD hosted a tailgate party at the event with refreshments served by staff members and alumni. Additional UHD tents at the event were hosted by the Marilyn Davies College of Business and University Relations. Here are some scenes from the event, which was announced to be the final Santo de Mayo race. Next year, the Art Car IPA 5k will take its place.
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.