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A Fun & Healthy Event for Everyone...

The 12th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the University of California, Riverside. Come join us for a morning full of culture, fun, and exercise for students, family, and friends. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this wonderful morning. The Spirit of the Tribes 5K is a fundraising event for UC Riverside student scholarships. There will be free parking in Lot 1, just pick up a permit from the lot attendant.

Get Sponsors

Sign up as an individual, or recruit your friends, family, and/or co-workers to join you on a team. Set a fundraising goal and ask everyone you know to sponsor you in the Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk. All individuals who turn in $60 or more in pledges, or teams that turn in $200 in pledges will have their registration fees waived. Click below for sponsor form. Please ask sponsors to pay when they pledge. Your sponsors can pay by cash, or a check payable to UC Regents and note NASP Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk. Sponsor forms and all pre-paid pledges must be submitted by Monday, November 6, 2017 before 5pm. *Pledges not required to participate. Download Sponsor Form

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed! If you are part of an organization/club or if you as an individual would like to volunteer, please contact Josh Gonzales or call (951) 827-4143. We can always use a helping hand. We will need volunteers for the check-in/registration booths, water stations, finish line crew, course guides, participant supporters, etc...

Community Expo

There will be a wide array of information/activity booths that will be available on race day from 7:30 a.m. thru 11:00 a.m for all participants to learn about what's going on in the community. If you are involved with an organization or community projects, and are interested in having an information booth, please contact Josh Gonzales or call (951) 827-3850 by Monday, November 1, 2017. Download Information Booth packet (Coming Soon)

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*Rain or Shine* Schedule

7:00 a.m. Check-In/Registration (Bell Tower)
8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony/ 5K Registration closes
8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. 1K Kids' Fun Run
9:45 a.m. 1/2K Kids' Fun Run
10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony
*7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Community Expo


All particpants must check-in/register at the check-in/registration booths beginning 7:00 a.m. at the Bell Tower. 5K Teams must consist of 5 individuals. All registered participants will recieve an official t-shirt and goodie bag. * All participants are required to sign a waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement on race day. If under the age of 18, a waiver must be signed by parent/guardian. Race Day 5K Registration will close approximately at 8:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

An opening ceremony wll be conducted by local Cahuilla Bird Singers. The Cahuilla are native to Southern California and live throughout the Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego Counties.

5K Run/Walk

The Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk traverses throughout the UC Riverside Campus giving a tour of the campus for all the 5K participants. Overall, the course has some inclines, up hills, down hills, and flat areas. Special prizes and medals will be given to the 1st Male and Female to cross the finish line and to the 1st Running and Walking team to cross the finish line (the 1st team to have all 5 members cross the finish line). In addition, medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age division. There are 3 team categories that team will compete in; Community, UCR Registered Organization, and UCR Department. Each team must consist of 5 Individuals. Each team member must be present at Check-In/Registration.*Attention All UCR Student Organizations* Sign up your student organization team and have chance at winning a special monetary prize for your organization! We will be giving a monetary donation to the 1st place Running and Walking teams.This is a great team building and fundraising event.

1K Kids' Fun Run

The 1K Kids' Fun Run is for kids ages 8-12. The course consists of two laps around the Rivera Lawn and the Carillion Bell Tower. Every child that crosses the finish line will receive a medal and the 1st Boy and Girl to cross the finish line will recieve a trophy.

1/2K Kids' Fun Run

The 1/2K Kids' Fun Run is for kids age 7 and under. The course consists of one lap around the Rivera Lawn and the Carillion Bell Tower. Every child that crosses the finish line will receive a medal and the 1st Boy and Girl to cross the finish line will recieve a trophy.

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