UA Alumni Association
The Lighting of 'A' Mountain 5K Fun Run will serve as the official kickoff to Homecoming.
On Sunday, October 21 at 3 p.m., the UA Alumni association has partnered with UA Campus Recreation, Faculty Fellows, Housing & Residential Life and Campus Health for the Lighting of “A” Mountain 5K Fun Run event.
Formally known as Wildcats to the Rescue, this event supports a local cause as all participants are invited to donate non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to help students on campus.
All the proceeds will go to the UA Campus Pantry which works to reduce food shortage and insecurity in the Wildcat community. The theme for the event is Bear Down! Go Cats!
This event includes a Kitty Run (a Kid’s Run) and the first 300 participants get a T-shirt. There will be raffle prizes and awards for the best costume pair, best stroller and best overall costume for both kids and adults. And of course, access to the Lighting of “A” Mountain.
At 3 p.m. there will be registration at Old Main followed by the Kitty Run at 3:30 p.m., the 5K Fun Run at 4 p.m. and the Celebration at the Lighting of “A” Mountain at 5 p.m.
This event is free with parking at Main Gate Garage and will serve as the official kickoff to Homecoming! The run will take place at Old Main and will loop six times near Old Main to Cherry Ave and conclude with free pizza at the celebration on Main Gate Garage to watch the Lighting of “A” Mountain.