RACE FOR YOUR REASON
When did it start?
The beginning of Race for a Reason goes back to the Spring of 2006 when it was a 5K initially entitled "Run For A Reason". The event then rebranded into "Race For a Reason" in 2012 when it combined with the Athlete In Action's Triathlon and from there the team has added a variety of races.
Why was it started?
Run for a Reason took the place of the annual spring MSA student fundraiser, Friday Night at the Fights. When a decision was made that, for insurance reasons, our students could no longer be in the boxing business. As the singular race grew into the now six different races, we found that the Race For A Reason brand is a better representation of the culture created during this event. By creating Race For A Reason the program has found a way to contribute more to the Athens community.
How has it grown?
Thanks to MSA students, past Race Directors and Bill Hauschild the event has seen tremendous growth since its inception. Year one saw little over 100 runners for the 5K Run for a Reason. At its peak, Race for a Reason held over 1,300 runners that participated in their choice of 6 different categories on Race Day.