Sunday 5K Race to Benefit Community Health Clinic

Medical students from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will host the third annual Sprint for Sparks 5K run/walk Sunday, October 2 to benefit the Sparks student-run health clinic.

Since its opening in 2013, the Medical Student Run Clinic has provided an ever-expanding array of essential medical services to the underserved Sparks community in east El Paso.

Services include lab diagnostics, women’s health screenings and vaccines. The clinic is open twice a month, and run entirely by students from TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine under the guidance of volunteer physicians — also from TTUHSC El Paso.

Sprint for Sparks will take place along Scenic Drive. Participants will gather at Newman Park prior to the race, which starts at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $20 per individual registrant and $15 per registrant for groups of 10 or more.

The first 150 people to sign up will receive a Sprint for Sparks T-shirt. Participants can register at:

What: Sprint for Sparks 5K Run/Walk

When: 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Where: Scenic Drive at Newman Park (2211 Alabama Street)