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UHD & Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Welcome 3K for the Art Car IPA 5K!


By Laura Wagner


On Sunday, April 2, more than 3,000 runners, walkers, wheelers, and strollers laced up their trainers and gathered at Saint Arnold Brewing Company for the Saint Arnold Art Car IPA 5K fun run.  

The 70-degree, lightly overcast day offered the perfect setting for participants, who showed their true colors in the bright yellow, dry-fit-style shirt in their race packets. A live band provided the soundtrack for the run while UHD volunteers handed out rally towels, a tote bag, and more Gator goodies. swag-medal-2023

Finishers also received a custom-designed SaintArnold’s Art Car IPA 5K 2023 medal (fourth in a five-year series), which prominently features the UHD logo. A pint glass and beer were also part of the package for over-21 participants. 

After crossing the finish line, participants celebrated at the post-race party, where local DJ Nick Danger (Nicholas Martinez) donated time and equipment to provide the soundtrack for theDjNickDanger_1Color celebration. 

Shout out to all the UHD volunteers who showed up to make the event a success and represent UHD to the Houston running community! Michael Manuel, UHD Marketing Manager, led the charge as UHD’s project manager for the event. “What makes this event so fun,” said Manuel, “is that it brings the Houston community together with UHD students and alum as well as faculty and staff. The University is represented by both participants and volunteers, so it really is an opportunity to showcase UHD, its people, and its location as an essential part of Houston’s Downtown.”

In 2024, Saint Arnold will celebrate 10 years of fun runs (five years of Art Car IPA 5Ks) with a new 10K distance. Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 7, 2024—or go ahead and register now to get an early bird discount. Additional race information is available at http://www.artcar5k.com.

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.