On Saturday, March 25, twenty-three CSU Knights welcomed the spring season by completing the Run into Spring virtual 5k. This virtual race was hosted by the CSU Knights Run club and the Student Veterans Association as a way for club members to connect over a common goal and activity. Knights ran in locations across the nation, from New England to the Midwest to the Deep South, even on a treadmill on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean.
More than 70 miles were run collectively.
Each runner submitted their race time, route and obligatory selfie in a private Facebook event. Runners who had previously participated in club activities were able to wear a CSU Knights club shirt. Runners shared information on their location, feelings about the distance and encouragement for their fellow Knights.
One runner, Dan Schultz, is a member of both the CSU Knights Run club and the Student Veterans Association, previously serving as student president. He completed the virtual race on a treadmill during one of his 3-week stint working on an off-shore oil rig. He was the first to dole out encouragement and comments on the progress of his fellow runners.
Comments like, “You’re getting faster!” and “holy smokes! You were blazing!” are the kinds of comments of encouragement and accountability participants received from their peers.
If you would like to join in future events like the Run into Spring 5k, or just connect with fellow Knights who share a common interest, check out our clubs and organizations!