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4.15.2014 – MAPC Students Participate in Clemson’s “Color Run” 5k Race

A number of Clemson’s MAPC students completed the Color Run 5k race, also known as “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” at the Campus Beach on Saturday, April 12. The race took place at approximately 8:30AM, which is too early for most graduate students.The MAPC group signed up for the Color Run as a team under the name “This is Not As Hard As Climbing the Stairs to Daniel 409”, which pays homage to their beloved lab, the MATRF (Multimedia Teaching, Authoring, and Research Facility). All six of the MAPC student runners completed the race in record time.

Matthew Russell, first year MAPC student, was quoted as saying, “I need Taco Bell” as he crossed the finish line.

Throughout the 5k, neon dye was thrown on the runners, resulting in some very colorful racers! MAPC student Taylor Stukes decided to complete the race in a tutu, which is not only impressive, but also very fashionable.

The MAPC participants all agree that the Color Run, although early in the morning, was a great way to begin a Saturday. The team will be back to defend their title at next year’s race.

MAPC Group Color Run

MAPC Students before the completing the 5k. (From left to right: Jarrod Thacker, Matthew Russell, Carlisle Sargent, Andrew Barrocas, and Beth Haberstroh)

MAPC Students at Color Run

MAPC Student Taylor Stukes shows off her tutu alongside friend Shelbi Thigpen.


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