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UK Athletics to Hold virtUal5K Presented by Kroger

Fans invited to run at home May 23-25; free registration

Written by UK staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the Big Blue Nation eager to engage with UK Athletics and participate in a unique fitness challenge will have the opportunity to do both later this month. UK Athletics will hold the first-ever virtUal5presented by Kroger May 23-25.

Free registration for the virtUal5K is available now Participants can run the 5k around their homes, yards or neighborhoods between May 23-25. Participants can complete the race all at once or spread the distance out throughout the three-day challenge. Participants are encouraged to download the Nike Run Club App or any fitness tracking mobile app to track their run times and activity. Fans can share videos from their run and screenshots of their time using #TilTheBattleIsRun on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to engage in friendly competition.

UK Athletics will send a registration packet to all participants via email prior to the virtUal5K. Registration packets will include information about how to participate, as well as a customized digital race bib and a link to a Spotify playlist created for the race.

Additionally, each participant will be assigned to a team led by a celebrity captain from the world of UK sports. Details about that will be shared in the registration packet emailed to participants.

Disclaimer: Participation in the virtUal5K is completely voluntary. There are risks and hazards, minor and serious, associated with participation. Participants voluntarily assume all responsibility and risk of loss, damage, illness and/or injury to person or property associated with participation. Participation requires a minimum level of fitness to participate safely. The Campus Recreation Department strongly advises participants to consult with their physician if they have any doubts of their physical ability to safely participate.

Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett is a life long Kentucky fan that, after 25 years in the medical device industry, is now the host of Just the Cats– a UK sports talk radio show. The sporting events that he has covered have been the fulfillment of a dream of his for many years. Covering UK as a media member while getting an inside look at our beloved Wildcats is nothing short of amazing. If you would like to connect with Michael follow him on Twitter @justthecatradio.

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