UA Little Rock to host Trojan 5K and Alan Webb Road Mile Aug. 29

An Olympian and American record holder in the mile and high school mile, Alan Webb has joined the Little Rock staff as an associate head cross country and assistant track coach going into the 2019-20 season.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a 5K and Road Mile race featuring Trojan assistant coach and American mile record holder Alan Webb.

The races will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, and registrants participating in the road mile will get to compete against Webb. The day will also feature a free half-mile fun run for kids 12 and younger. All funds raised will benefit the Track and Field and Cross Country programs at UA Little Rock.

Registration before the day of the event is $30 with race day registration costing $35. UA Little Rock students can register for only $10 before the event or $15 on race day. Registration includes a T-shirt. Medals will be awarded to each male and female age group winner with plaques awarded to each male and female overall winner. The 5K age groups include 12 and under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

The 5K and road mile races will take runners on a tour of the UA Little Rock campus while starting and finishing at the Jack Stephens Center. Racers can enjoy post-race refreshments and watch fellow athletes participating in the races. Racers will follow a wave start with runners spaced at least six feet apart at the starting line to follow social distancing guidelines.

Race Day Details (Saturday, Aug. 29)

6:30 a.m. – Registration opens
7:30 a.m. – 5K Race
8:35 a.m. – Open Mile
9 a.m. – Elite Mile (Women under 6 minutes/mile, Men under 5 minutes/mile to qualify)
9:20 a.m. – Kids Half Mile Fun Run (Free for children 12 and under)

To register, fill out this online form or contact J.P. Behnke, director of track and field and head cross country coach, at 586-224-5112 or at jpbehnke@ualr.edu.

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