The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics department was well represented in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure today. The Mocs were active participants in the event and helped with the administration of the race.
Headquartered at the McKenzie Arena, this was the 10th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Chattanooga. Over 8,000 participants, spectators and volunteers visited the UTC campus for today's race.
Four of the Mocs teams, including men's basketball, women's basketball, softball and wrestling, participated in the 5K run. Coincidentally, all four of those squads won SoCon Championships last season.
Fresh off their inspiring 38-9 win over No. 17 Wofford last night, the football team was out on the course working as race volunteers. The Mocs were cheering on the runners as they passed by on Amnicola Highway and received as much applause for their win last night as they gave to the race participants.
The cross country and track and field squads were also heavily involved with the administration and coordination of the event. The Mocs runners have played a large role in the production of the race each year.
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