CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Carolina track and field program will host the UNC Faculty Mile at the Joe Hilton Invitational on Saturday, April 13th, at the Irwin Belk Track.
"I am very excited to host the first annual faculty mile as a part of the Joe Hilton Invitational," said head coach Harlis Meaders, "The idea started as a way to close the gap that sometimes exist between athletics and academia. It will provide an opportunity for our student athletes to see some of their instructors outside of the classroom and office hours in a fun environment."
The UNC Faculty Mile will kick off at approximately 3:40 p.m. A full schedule of the day's events can be found here.
"I hope that it will be a lot of fun for everyone and I encourage anyone interested to take part in this great outreach of being Tar Heels together," said Coach Meaders.
The race is open to any present or past faculty member or UNC staff. Participation is free and trophies will be awarded to the top male and the top female.
Entries will be accepted until 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th. Please email Coach Meaders to participate.