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Journey 5K - A Run For Ryan

September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join the campus and local community in the third annual JOURNEY 5K fund run! This family-friendly community event is a walk/run that now also features a “5 & Under Kids Course”. In addition, the Student Alumni Association will be hosting the post-run “Beginnings BBQ” open to all.

This year’s Journey 5K is also “A Run for Ryan” to honor the late Ryan Nunez, head coach of the UC Merced men’s and women’s cross country teams, and his passion for the sport he loved and the student athletes he mentored. Any gifts made will support the “Ryan Nunez Cross Country Scholarship” to support UC Merced cross country student athletes. To learn more about Ryan Nunez, please click here.

All participants who cross the finish line will receive a special UC Merced Journey 5K Medal – Join The Journey Now!


Early Bird Registration Before 8/11: $10

Regular Registration: $15

Race Day Registration: $20

Children 5 & Under: Free

Race Day registration is open between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Meet in front of the UC Merced Lantern before the start of the race at 9:00 a.m.

“5 & Under Kids Course” begins at 11:00 a.m.

Free on-campus parking will be available. Strollers are welcome.


All 5 & Under participants are welcome to partake in the main Journey 5K Course with their family and friends. In addition, we will feature a separate shorter, interactive and fun 5 & Under Kids Course in the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad following the main race – scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Free registration for all kids 5 & under and first 150 current UC Merced Students. Students who receive free registration will be required to show a valid UC Merced student ID at check-in on the day of the race.

Contact Information

Office of Alumni Relations
(209) 228-2586