ATO, Mission Waco co-host 5K race and run

By Bre Nichols

Baylor fraternity Alpha Tau Omega is teaming up with Mission Waco this Saturday to host Race ONE, a one-mile walk/run and a 5K race.

The event will be held at 8 a.m. at Jubilee Park in Waco. Profits will support Mission Waco, a local organization that serves the Waco community by providing “Christian-based holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized,” according to its official website.

Fort Collins, Colo., sophomore Scott Uhlrich, ATO community service project chair, said ATO’s goal is to raise $5,000 for Mission Waco by the end of this event. With money from previous fundraisers held earlier this semester, the fraternity has already accumulated more than $3,500 toward that goal, he said.

Bedford sophomore Brandon Baker, a member on the Race ONE committee, is in charge of publicizing the event on campus. Baker said the event aims at getting students outside the Baylor Bubble.

“We’re hoping to bring Baylor [students] and Waco together so students can see the other side of Waco they might not get to experience,” Baker said.

Uhlrich said although the fraternity has the goal of raising money, it isn’t necessarily the overall goal. The purpose is to get Baylor students involved with the Waco community.

The registration fee is $10 for the one-mile walk/run and $15 for the 5K race.

With their entry fee, participants will receive a lunch of hamburgers and fruit, provided by Waco Custom Meats and Seafood.

Participants can register online until Thursday by visiting and searching Race ONE, or at the registration table set up in the Bill Daniel Student Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday or from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.