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Friday, April 12, 2024

Put down your textbooks, grab your sneakers and get ready to run.

Healthy Gators 2010 and RecSports will be hosting the Second Annual Midnight Fun Run Thursday as a way for students to de-stress before finals week.

"Giving people a chance to get out of the library and out of their dorm rooms, especially with the end-of-the-year franticness, is important," said Shanley Frey, Healthy Gators 2010 public relations student associate.

Frey said it's called a "fun run" because it's not a race.

"It's just a fun opportunity for people to run at midnight and enjoy themselves and the friends they're with," she said.

Participants can choose to run the 5K or walk the 1.5-mile route. Both start at the O'Connell Center.

On-site registration costs $20 and begins at 10:30 p.m. at Gate 2 of the O'Connell Center. Included in the price of registration is a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt, wristband and hot breakfast at Gator Corner Dining Center.

Frey said she hopes the run will become a pre-finals week tradition at UF in the future.

"It's something that drew a lot of attention last year, and we just hope it gets bigger every year," she said.

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