On the first Wednesday of the month, the TSD community is invited to run a 5k (3.1 miles) race around campus. Not feeling 5k ready? That's where Mark Holcomb comes in the picture!
Every Wednesday, he hosts a TSD Staff Running/Walking Club to encourage them to have fun, destress, AND train for the 5k race. The social club allows people from all departments to meet, run/walk, and create connections. You may have seen them running and walking after school on Wednesdays. All staff are invited to the social event every Wednesday at 3:45 (to stretch and chat) with a 4pm start time. Meet them at the TSD clock tower!
Mark shared, "You may be wondering how I became passionate about this sport. Well, thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown, I was given the opportunity to try a new form of fitness which I thought I hated--running! As I ran more, I found myself getting better and more involved within the running community in Austin.” In fact, Mark added, "I was recently selected as one of 15 Race Ambassadors for the Austin Statesman CAP 10K race. In this role, I will be running A LOT
and representing the CAP 10K at various races in Austin.”
This year is the 45th annual race, and Mark will be hosting more training and group runs as it gets closer to the big day on April 10, 2022. Be sure to reach out to him if you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity. Even if you aren’t up for the 10K, be sure to take advantage of the fitness opportunities offered in Ranger Nation
![id: A headshot of Mark Holcomb, wearing a Statesman Cap10K Race Ambassador black polo, with the Austin skyline in the background. Mark is a ginger with a long beard wearing black framed glasses.]