TAMIU Students Organize Benefit 5K Run Saturday
Posted: 8/28/14

TAMIU Students Organize 5K Run Saturday to Benefit
Travel to WorldMUN Conference in South Korea

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) student members of the Model United Nations Society of South Texas (MUNSST) are organizing a 5K run Saturday, Aug. 30 to raise funds for their trip to the Annual Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) Conference in South Korea in March.

The 5K run is open to the public and participants of all ages. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the TAMIU Student Center Rotunda. The race will start at 8:30 p.m. and will cover the circumference of TAMIU grounds.

Fees are $25 for those who register before Saturday and $30 on the day of the race. Light refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will benefit travel expenses for the MUNST students.

Those wishing to register early can do so by visiting https://secure.touchnet.com/C20208_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1101

WorldMUN simulates the United Nations, international organizations and governmental bodies such as the World Health Organization and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Participants represent countries, organizations and leaders, debating pressing international issues. This year’s Conference will be held in Seoul.

Esther Cavazos, MUNSST head delegate and president, said that besides her, the 2015 Team includes TAMIU students Barbara Montoya, Jorge Rullan, Selene Cuevas, Karen Vallejo, Norma Nuñez, Jihan Kuri, Hector González Cantú, Martha Chapa, and Annie Lara.

She said the race will be a fun activity for all ages.

“It will be a fun family activity that will benefit an organization which has done well in the past without much financial support,” Cavazos said, “Hopefully this year, we will get a lot more support and perform better than ever before.”

For more information, please contact Kimberly Martin Del Campo, MUNSST advisor, at 326.2765, e-mail Kimberly.mc@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 301A.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu