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‘Run for Equity’ With UK Air Force ROTC

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2019) — The University of Kentucky’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 290 invites the campus community and the public to "Run for Equity." This inclusive and free event will take place 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at Barker Hall and following a mapped route on campus.

Participants may choose a cause that they want to run for in addition to POW/MIA and Wounded Warrior Project.

There will be designated snacks and hydration stations along the route.

Each runner will receive a free T-shirt for participating and is encouraged to write the cause they are running for on their shirt. Those interested in running or walking can register here.

The "Run for Equity" is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Equity, a yearlong exploration of the culture and history of different areas of the world and interdisciplinary topics. Visit https://equity.as.uky.edu/ for a full list of events and to learn more about the Year of Equity.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.