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CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open

Submitted by Alexis Williams on November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm6 Comments

Junior political science major Aaron Lazenby demonstrates how difficult it is for a fully-grown adult to ride a child's tricycle. Photo by Alexis Williams

“Everyone deserves a childhood.”

These are the words of Aaron Lazenby, president of UALR’s Interfraternity Council and junior political science major. Lazenby believes in his words, which is why he and fellow IFC members (including Greek Life Advisor Jenny Hunt, also the associate director of campus life) will host UALR’s first costumed tricycle race on Friday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. Registration is currently open to all students.

““You hear about motorcycle rides and bicycle rides, but never tricycle rice. Especially costumed tricycle rides.  And we just thought it would be funny to see grown men on Big Wheels,” Lazenby said.


All proceeds of the IFC tricycle race will benefit local non-profit organization Community Connections. Photo by Alexis Williams

He clarified that, while it is an IFC event and many Greek men will participate, any student or student organization on campus can register to race.

“It’s open to everyone. If you can get five people together to make a team, then sign up,” he said.

All proceeds from the race benefit Community Connections, a non-profit organization devoted to providing extracurricular activity opportunities for children with special needs. Lazenby said he was drawn to the mission of Community Connections and others.

“They just let these kids be kids,” he said.

Since its creation in 2005, the nonprofit organization has grown to support nearly 500 children per year. It offers opportunities for soccer, football, cheerleading, music, theatre, art, martial arts, golf, and autism support.

The race will begin on the street near the Kappa Sigma fraternity house and will extend to the amphitheatre and back.

Students interested in signing up can register at Lazenby said info will also be sent via email, Twitter, and Facebook.