18th annual

Spirit of the Tribes 5K

 

November 18, 2023

UC Riverside, Rivera Lawn

 

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The 18th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K

November 18, 2023 ⊕ UC Riverside, Rivera Lawn

The Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K is hosted by Native American Student Programs office of the University of California Riverside and honors the Native American spirit and culture with a Saturday morning full of fun and exercise for students, family, and friends. We would look forward to inviting everyone to come out and enjoy this fundraising event for UC Riverside student scholarships.  

 

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A Fun & Healthy Event for Everyone!!!

The 18th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023 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 available. An opening ceremony will be conducted by local Cahuilla Bird Singers. The Cahuilla are native to Southern California and live throughout the Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego Counties.

Race Day Schedule

 

7am- Check-In/ Race Day Registration

8am- Opening Ceremony/ 5K Registration Closes

8:30am – 5K Run/Walk Start

9:30am- 1/2K Kids’ Fun Run &1K Kids’ Fun Run

10:00am- Awards

*7:30 – 11am- Community Expo 

*Free Parking will be available in Lot 6

Registration

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All participants must check-in/register at the check-in/registration booths beginning 7:00 a.m. at Check-In Booth. 5K Teams must consist of 5 individuals. All registered participants will receive an official t-shirt and goodie bag. *T-shirts not guaranteed for On-site registrants on Race Day. 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.

Early Registration 8/1/23 – 10/31/23

Registration 11/1/23 – 11/17/23

Race Day Registration 11/18/23

Course Map

 

Course Map

 

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 event.

Course Description

The start of the race takes place by Watkins Hall and the Rivera Library Lawn. The course will be marked throughout the campus and a lead biker will be in front. There will be two water stations on the course. The first water station will be towards the end of Linden St. The second water station will be located near the corner of Big Springs Road and E. Campus Dr. The race will end at the same place as the start line. Overall, the course has three good up-hills with varying inclines and three equally good down-hills.

Main Streets Used During The Race (In Order From Left to Right)

West Campus Dr. – University Ave. – Canyon Crest Dr. – Linden St. – Valencia Hill Dr. – Big Springs Rd. – East Campus Dr. – Eucalyptus Dr. – Citrus – East Campus Dr. down-hills.

Mile Markers

Mile one and two will be marked and a sign will be out to notify participants. The 1-Mile marker is right after Aberdeen Dr. The 2-Mile marker is on Big Springs Rd., just before E. Campus Dr.

Water Stations

There will be three Water Stations available on Race Day. The will be one water station located near the Glen Mor Fields, another water station located near the Science Library, and the last water station will be located at the Finish Line.

 

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. Every child that crosses the finish line will receive a medal.

 

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. Every child that crosses the finish line will receive a medal.

5k Course Map

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Donate Today!

The Spirit of the Tribes 5K is a fundraising event for UC Riverside student scholarships. DONATIONS will gladly be accepted. Please visit the following link to Donate and scroll down and select Native American Student Programs Scholarship Fund. Select the amount you wish to donate and Add to Basket.

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