The 1st Annual Run the College 5k takes place as part of UACCB’s celebration of 25 years in the U of A System. In October 1997, Gateway Technical College merged with the University of Arkansas System and with the passage of a county sales tax became the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in March 1998. UACCB’s mission is to provide quality educational opportunities within a supportive learning environment. We promote success through community partnerships, responsive programs, and an enduring commitment to improvement.
The race will begin and end on the east side of Independence Hall. All proceeds will go to the UACCB Foundation Student Emergency Fund. The Student Emergency Fund is used to help students who are in an emergency financial situation. This fund has helped numerous students through a financial challenge, allowing them to stay in school and meet their needs.
Packet pick up will be in Independence Hall on Friday, Oct 28, from 5-7 pm and on race morning from 7-7:45 am. The race, 2-3 loops of the campus and a short stretch along White Drive, starts at 8 am on the east side of Independence Hall. Awards will go to the top 3 overall male and female winners, plus a finisher’s medal for all who complete the 5k. In the spirit of the season, feel free to run in your Halloween costume for some added fun. Come on out to the beautiful UACCB campus, and Run the College!