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Aug 28 - Sep 4: ECE Virtual 5K for Student Emergency Fund

Welcome Week

Friday, August 28, 2020

Continues through September 4. 
Take Care of Yourselves, Take Care of Each Other

Texas ECE challenges our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to take care of yourselves and each other by participating in this Virtual 5K and fundraiser for the UT Student Emergency Fund.

Take care of yourself by staying active and healthy. Maintaining an active lifestyle is fundamental for lasting health. With the sudden transition to learning and working virtually, it may be more challenging than usual to get enough physical activity. The ECE Virtual 5K challenges each of you to find ways to build healthy physical activity into your daily routines. Read more below about how to participate in the ECE Virtual 5K at your own place and your own pace. Just keep moving! 

Take care of each other by donating to or fundraising for the UT Student Emergency Fund. The spread of COVID-19 has changed our lives for the months ahead. As we navigate daily uncertainty and change, our community is coming together to support the UT students who need our help most. Donations to the UT Student Emergency Fund will help provide students with emergency support from UT to ensure they are fed, housed and able to participate in our new online learning model. 

How to Participate in the Texas ECE Virtual 5K

1. Become an Ambassador

Come back soon for a link to the ECE Virtual 5K Hornraiser page. There, you will be able to donate or register as a fundraising ambassador. 

2. Raise Funds

Share your fundraising link with friends and family to encourage them to donate to the UT Student Emergency Fund. Fundraising will be open between Noon, Friday, 8/28 and Noon, Friday, 9/4. You'll receive credit for any funds raised through your fundraising link, so be sure to encourage people to donate from that link directly, and track your progress! 

3. Get Moving

Join our Virtual 5K in whatever way works best for you - run, jog, walk, dance, cycle, or swim 5 kilometres at the location of your choice and at whatever pace works for you. Just finish sometime between Noon, Friday, 8/28 and Noon, Friday, 9/4. Have fun!

4. Share to #TexasECE5K

When you run your race, share pictures, videos, or your GPS route to social media! Be sure to include #TexasECE5K when you post! 

5. Prizes provided by Texas Instruments

Anyone is welcome to donate to this Virtual 5K hornraiser, but only current Texas ECE students are eligible for prizes. Prizes are generously supported by Texas Instruments and include the following:

  • Participation Raffle: Individual students that generate $5 in donations or more will be automatically entered into a Texas Instruments swag raffle!  
  • Top Individual Donor: The individual student that generates the most funds will receive an exclusive prize from Texas Instruments!   
  • Top Student Org Donor: The ECE Student Organization that raises the most funds will receive $1,000 from Texas Instruments, to use toward club activities!

Prizes will be announced during the ECE Pieathlon virtual event on Friday, 9/4 at 3 PM. A Zoom registration link will be posted to current students via Canvas. 

Have fun and Hook 'em!