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 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.