Sports management students plan community race
By Therese Jastrzebski
Sports management students are planning a community race to raise money for Right to Play, taking place on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.
The race happens after the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country National Championship that Humber is hosting, and runners will run the same course as the competitors.
The 5km run goes through the Humber Arboretum at the North Campus, beginning and ending on the Humber Valley Sports Field.
Ryan Kozak, a sports management student, told Humber News the community race is a great way for students to get involved in the recreation and athletics side of the school.
“I know a lot of people first come to this school and don’t know what to do and what they can take part in,” said Kozak. “I think running is a very common thing that most people on campus do.”
Natasha Bailey, a sports management student, said runners have to pay the $15 registration fee to participate.
“All the money goes towards underdeveloped countries for them to be able to play sports, so it’s going to give them equipment to run programs,” said Bailey.
Planning the race
Sports management students have been spending the last two months planning the race, something that has helped the students gain valuable event management experience, said Kozak.
“We’re hoping to get people out there so that we can learn the kinks and the ins and outs of the event management industry,” said Kozak.
Peter Milway, a sports management student, said that different groups of students have been assigned various tasks.
Students were in charge of finding sponsors: New Balance, CDN Print Plastic, the Tomato King and Good Life are all sponsoring the run.
Planning a race like this is more complicated then it seems, said Milway
“The concept of just planning a race to be run seems pretty simple because for the runners it is pretty simple, Milway told Humber News.
“They just have to run, there’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff that we weren’t quite aware of that we would have to deal with that would be so complicated,” he said.
Runners can register on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Humber Athletics desk.