UT Student Athletes Volunteer at Local Fun Run, Teaching Healthy Lifestyles

Tennessee students volunteered on Monday at the Rocky Hill Elementary Fun Run, teaching healthy lifestyles to future Vols.

The Rocky Hill Fun Run is a yearly opportunity for Tennessee student athletes to serve the community.

On Monday night, the the men’s and women’s teams ran and posed for pictures with the Rocky Hill running club. It was the fourth consecutive year that the team took time out of practice to be at the event and run with the kids.

After a weekend of competition in Nashville, the team was excited to give back to the community. “We’re really excited to talk to these kids about living a healthy lifestyle,” Trey Qualey — junior runner — said.

The athletes organized the kids for stretches and warmups, teaching them their pre-race rituals. Then, the kids were off to the races — following behind their Tennessee group leader and trying to beat the Vols themselves.

Kids also had the opportunity to be colored with powder, similar to a color run.

Here’s video I shot from the event, as I took part in teaching the kids about running and living healthy.