U Alumni Scholarship 5K

Join us on 09/30/2023

U Alumni Scholarship 5K Race Description

Join Swoop, cheerleaders, students, alumni, and fans for U Alumni Scholarship 5K—a celebration featuring food, prizes, and U spirit from start to finish! To help raise money for scholarships, $5 from each registration will go towards the U Alumni scholarship fund.

First 500 registrants will receive special edition medals

When | Saturday, Sept. 30

Where | University of Utah Block U or Virtually

Scholarship 5K Cost | General $45, U Student & Faculty/Staff $40, Virtual $50 

Kids K Cost (Ages 3-12) | Children $20

Day of Cost | General & Virtual $60, U Student & Faculty $50, Kids $20

NOTE: Packet pickup will take place on Thursday, Sept 28, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. & Friday, Sept. 29, from 7:00-9:30 a.m. & 12:00-3:30 p.m. at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House.  

Timing for Race Day:
7:30-8:15 am: Runner Check-in
8:00 am: Kids 1K 
8:30 am: 5K Starts
9:00 am: Awards Presentation

An opportunity drawing for a Traeger Grill for all in-person participants will occur after award presentation. Must be present to win. Winner must pick up Traeger at Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House by October 7



Frequently Asked Questions


Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: under 19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60+

Kids K runners will all receive a participation goodie package!


There will be free parking in parking lot 06 (Marriott Library) and 28 (Union). You can find the campus parking map here.

Is there water on the course?

Yes, there will be water stations along the course. Please be sure to stay hydrated during the race. Each station will also be equipped with basic first aid equipment.

Are individuals allowed to walk the course?

Yes. You can go at any pace you would like!

Is there gear/bag check?

Gear Check is at Library Plaza next to the Registration Tent.

Gear Check closes 15 minutes before the start of your race. All bags must be picked up by 10:15 a.m. on race day.


There will be no refunds for the U Alumni Scholarship 5K. Because funds raised for the event are used to support the U Alumni Scholarship Fund, no refunds will be issued in the event the race is canceled or postponed. 

Adverse Weather Policy  

The U Alumni Scholarship 5K will be held rain or shine. However, the safety of our participants is of paramount concern. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Race Director, in communication with the local law enforcement and the city, may delay the event, cancel the event, or make changes to the race course.

Can I run with dogs or stroller?

Strollers and dogs are allowed in our 5K.  We ask that you be courteous to other runners and line up at the back of the group at the starting line.

How do you participate in the virtual race?

The virtual race option is for those people that would like the shirt and medal from the event but cannot make race day. We appreciate the support of our scholarship fund. You can run anywhere! This is a great option for people from out of state or people out of town on the date of the event. 

Virtual runners will not be eligible for the awards.

 When will I receive my virtual race packet?

Virtual packets will be mailed out the week of September 18th. If you register after September 18th we can’t guarantee that the packet will arrive before September 30th! However, you will still be able to participate in the race without the packet!

 What’s in the virtual race packet?

The virtual race packet will include your shirt and medal!

I don’t want to run, but interested in volunteering, can I help?
YES! We always need an extra set of hands! To volunteer, please email brittani.wiese@alumni.utah.edu



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    U Alumni Scholarship 5K Where & When

  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Race Date: 2023/09/30 08:30:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • General
    • Virtual Participant
    • Virtual Kids K
    • University of Utah Student
    • University Faculty/Staff
    • Kids K

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U Alumni Scholarship 5K Reviews

4.5 - 3 reviews

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Most Helpful Review
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
Great little 5k!

I really enjoyed this course and 5K! It’s not a “milk run” flat and boring course either. Rather It’s a great tour of the beautiful U of U campus with some mild up and down hill work as you do a circuit of the university. The race was well organized, fun and efficient.

most helpful race review Lee D. 2/15 found this review helpful.

Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-09-24 10:15:50

Most of the sidewalks that the race are on are not wide enough to accomodate runners that wish to run with their dogs. Dogs should not be allowed to run on this course if this is the route you intend to keep next year. Also the distance was a little on the long side. I don't think I've ever run a 5k that started and finished in the same location. An uphill finish is a bit hard. Overall, had a great race

Lee Ann W. has attended 5+ times
2/16 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-09-24 10:59:52
Great little 5k!

I really enjoyed this course and 5K! It’s not a “milk run” flat and boring course either. Rather It’s a great tour of the beautiful U of U campus with some mild up and down hill work as you do a circuit of the university. The race was well organized, fun and efficient.

verified participant race review Lee D. has attended 1 times
2/15 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-10-23 11:22:19


Brian S. has attended 1 times
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Salt Lake City, UT Weather

U Alumni Scholarship 5K weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of September 30th, Salt Lake City, UT can expect temperatures between 59℉ and 74℉ with humidity around 80% and precipitation of 0.16".
    Last year the weather condition was Partly cloudy.
  • Salt Lake City, UT current weather
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