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UK Alumni Association Hosts Derby Day Virtual 5K Race

UK Alumni Association Virtual 5k
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University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Derby has been run on the first Saturday in May since 1931. That is, however, until this year—it's been postponed until September—but some Kentuckians will still enjoy a good race.

In honor of tradition, the UK Alumni Association is hosting the First Saturday in May Virtual 5k, inviting alumni, friends and students to run, walk, roll or crawl 5 kilometers, roughly 3.1 miles.

Participation is free, and everyone who signs up will receive a virtual runner's bib and certificate of participation. Participants who also make a donation of any amount to UK’s Basic Needs and Persistence Fund will receive a physical certificate and a special gift from the UK Alumni Association.

The virtual run can be completed at any location and at any time on race day. Participants can submit a picture wearing UK or Derby gear (or both) for a chance to be featured on UK Alumni Association social media accounts. Photos can be sent to ukalumni@uky.edu or by using the hashtag #FirstSaturdayinMayVirtual5K on social media.

Register for the event at ukalumni.net/FirstSaturdayinMayVirtual5K. For information, contact Hannah Simms at 859-257-7174 or email at hannah.simms@uky.edu.