MISSOULA – The Staff Senate at the University of Montana will host a community run/walk to raise money for the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund. The 5K Diploma Dash begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Van Buren Street footbridge. The route will take racers around and through the UM campus, and all registered participants will receive a technical race T-shirt, chip timing and a 5K race diploma upon completing the course.
UM’s Staff Senate supports more than 1,000 classified University staff members who work behind the scenes to ensure a smooth-running campus and the success of UM students. Each year Staff Senate grants more than $3,000 in scholarships to dependents of UM staff members.
Register for the 5K Diploma Dash online at http://www.umt.edu/staffsenate/5k-diploma-dash/default.php by Sunday, Jan. 31, to receive the early-bird registration rate of $25. After Jan. 31, the price increases to $30. UM students receive a $5 discount. Register by Friday, Feb. 26, to be guaranteed a shirt. Children age 10 and under are free. However, they do not receive a shirt and must be accompanied by a registered adult. To register a child to run with an adult, check the box and list the child/children’s names during the adult’s registration process.