Press Release for Friday, March 13, 2015
UNF Nursing Students SWOOP for the Troops in Inaugural 5K
Scott, Public Relations Specialist
of Public Relations
University of North Florida nursing students will “swoop for the troops,”
8 a.m. Sunday, April 12, on the University’s campus. Proceeds from the inaugural
Swoop for the Troops 5k race will benefit military veterans via the UNF Military
Veterans Resource Center.
“We wanted to give something back to those who serve our country,” said
Chelsea Hill, UNF Student Nurses Association fundraising chairperson.
The event is part of the Association’s community outreach plan and the organization
is collaborating with the Department of Sport Management to manage the
logistics of the race.
pickup and the race starting line will be located at UNF Arena, Building 34.
The course will take runners around the heart of campus via UNF Dr. and Eco
Rd., so participants can enjoy the natural of the Sawmill Slough Preserve.
There are registration
discounts for UNF students, military members and dependents, and runners age 60
and older. Proper identification will be required on race day, as well as a
code at registration. Registration will remain open until race day, with fees starting
at $27 for pre-registration, up to $42. Full details can be found on the
and certified chip race timing will be provided by PRS Running Solutions. Sponsors
include Smoothie King, PRS and Advocare. All runners will receive a shirt and
post-race snacks. Recognition awards for top three male and female finishers,
top masters finisher, and top age groups will be presented.
Student Nurses Association promotes and encourages recruitment efforts as well
as participation in student activities and educational opportunities regardless
of person’s race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age and/or
The MVRC is committed to ensuring military and veteran
students successfully make the transition from the military environment to
campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing
their academic degree.
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through
a well-rounded education.