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) – 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.