SMU Wellpower 5K

SMU Wellpower 5K Race Description


Presented by SMU Human Resources in partnership with MS Health Promotion Management 


Race Day on April 9th

1 mile Fun Run @ 8 am

5k @ 8:30 am

Register your family and friends to join us for the 5k, 1 mile fun run, and fun kids zone!


How do I participate in the SMU Wellpower 5k? 

The SMU Wellpower 5k will be held at SMU's campus on Saturday, April 9th. The 1 mile Fun Run will begin at 8 am and the 5k will begin at 8:30 am. Both start and finish lines, for both races, are located at Bolin Plaza. Run or walk at your own pace and share your accomplishments on social media using #SMUWellpower5k (follow us on Facebook and Twitter)!


How much does it cost to participate in the SMU Wellpower 5k? 

5k registration: $15 and includes a free race t-shirt and a swag bag!

1 Mile Fun Run (12 and under only): FREE but does NOT include t-shirt or swag bag. 


Race Information

  • Encourage your departmental co-workers to register for the 5k to help your department win the annual Pacesetter Award. The Pacesetter Award is a plaque with the winning department’s name engraved on it! It will be awarded to the SMU department with the greatest percentage of faculty and staff 5k participants.
  • Packet pick-up will be held the week before race day. Watch for upcoming emails with details on packet pick-up times and locations. Only SMU employees and students will be able to pick up packets. If you invite a non-SMU guest, you will have to make sure to pick up their packet. 
  • Follow our training plan to help you prepare for race day! Look for emails in January or follow us on social media to download the training plan when it becomes available. Make sure to upload training runs/walks for 50 Wellpower points each, for up to 1000 points!


I have kid(s) under the age of 12 that want to participate?

  • Kids under the age of 12 are invited to participate in the 1 mile Fun Run for no cost, just make sure to register your kid(s) when completing your registration.
  • Family-friendly activities such as face painting and a bounce house will be available to kids!
  • Please note that a t-shirt and packet are NOT included with the Fun Run registration, however, some extra goodies will be included in the parent/guardian's swag bag.


 SMU Wellpower 5k Award Categories 


   Overall               Masters (45+)       

SMU Faculty/Staff 

Pacesetter Award

Male and Female 1st  Male and Female 1st  1st place awarded to 
Male and Female 2nd Male and Female 2nd  department with the greatest %
Male and Female 3rd Male and Female 3rd  of faculty/staff participants



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    SMU Wellpower 5K Where & When

  • Location: Dallas, TX 75205
  • Categories:
    • SMU Undergraduate and Graduate Student
    • SMU Faculty/Staff
    • SMU Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student Family or Friend
    • 1 Mile Fun Run (12 and under)

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Lots of fun!

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