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Seventh Annual Confetti 5K Run & Walk a rousing success

The 7th Annual 5K Confetti Run & Walk concluded on Saturday with cannon blasts of colorful confetti, the presentation of awards and a host of excited runners and walkers.

An official Fiesta event, the 5K race attracted more than 800 participants and raised money for student scholarships.

“This was an outstanding event – not only for OLLU and the West Side but for the City of San Antonio,” said OLLU President Abel Chávez, MBA, PhD. “The 5K Confetti Run & Walk attracted people from across the metropolitan area. I am thrilled with the turnout, the enthusiasm and, of course, the money we raised for student scholarships.”

More than 800 runners and walkers participated. Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.

Confetti Run/Walk set for Saturday; roads will close beginning Thursday

The Seventh Annual 5K Confetti Run & Walk will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. on the Front Walk in front of Main Building.

It’s not too late to register! Registration ($45 the day of the race) and packet pickup is at 7:30 a.m. Registration for children 12-and-under is free. The Kids Run begins at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given at 10:30 a.m. 

“I am beyond excited for the Seventh Annual Confetti Run & Walk,” said race coordinator Elizabeth Longoria. “It’s been seven years already! I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it!”

To accommodate the route for the Confetti 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, the following road and parking lot closures will be in effect beginning Thursday evening:

Parking Lot and Road Closures
Lot A (in front of Main Building) will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through Saturday evening.

The disabled parking spaces along Providence Road and Elm Road will be unavailable after 5 p.m. on Friday and will remain unavailable until noon Saturday.

Other disabled parking spaces are available in parking lots B, E, J and I. If spaces are unavailable, or if assistance is needed, contact Campus Police at 210-431-4022

Providence Road and Elm Road will be closed Saturday to through traffic beginning at 6 a.m. and will remain closed until 1:15 p.m.

Sister Isabel’s Way (at the west entrance to campus) will be open but will be coned off to allow for two-way traffic.

Lots B and Lot C (near the soccer field) will be closed to through traffic during the race (9-10:45 a.m.). Students may park in these lots as long as they arrive prior to 9 a.m. and do not leave before 10:45 a.m.

OLLU float wins two first-place awards during Flambeau Parade

The OLLU float, designed and created by the University Events Office led by Liz Longoria, won two first-place awards during the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday evening. The float, with a “Cat in the Hat” theme, won the first place Director’s Award and first place in the Community Float category. The parade theme was Classic Literature. OLLU’s winning entry included the hat from the classic children’s book. Students dressed as characters from the book led the way carrying the signature OLLU letters.