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Events | AlumniSeptember 01, 2023

Annual 5K: A 'Scary' Good Time

Start stretching and gather up those cobwebs! The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Office’s annual 5k creeps and crawls back to campus.

It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced runner or shuffle like the dead. The Haunted Hustle 5k race is open to all ages and will be held in person on October 7, 2023, on the UAFS campus.

For those running from a distance, race packets can be mailed for a virtual zombie crawl, walk, ride, or run.

The deadline to register and guarantee a T-shirt is September 22. If you can’t register early, don’t worry! Racer registrations will be accepted through the morning of the race but won’t be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for kids (12 and younger) and includes a race T-shirt and entry to all of Saturday’s Family Weekend activities.

In-Person ParticipantsHaunted Hustle Numa

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the UAFS Bell Tower, and the race will start at 10 a.m.

Participants are invited to wear costumes, and your Little Lions can trick-or-treat along the haunted course. A limited Franken-Numa medal will be awarded to the best costume! After the race, stick around for our Family Weekend festivities. Warm up with a bowl of homemade chili at the Family Weekend Tailgate at noon. Then cheer on the Lions at the Stubblefield Center as UAFS Volleyball hosts Texas A&M International University at 2 p.m.

Virtual Participants

Those who can’t make it are invited to walk, run, ride, or spook at their own pace and post a photo on social media with #UAFSHauntedHustle in the caption.

The 2023-2024 Alumni Event Presenting Sponsor is Mercy.

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