Maroon and White 5K Fun Run

May 4, 2024 at Aggie Park

Race begins at 8 a.m.

Community expo in the park from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Runners, walkers, and the community are invited to stay in Aggie Park and participate in the expo. We are actively recruiting sponsors and vendors.

Created to help members of the Aggie family in need, the Staff Emergency Fund provides limited financial assistance to Texas A&M University staff members experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event. The Maroon and White 5K Fun Run is a fundraising event and the net proceeds will go to support the Staff Emergency Fund, an account held at Texas A&M Foundation.

Race entry

$25 per participant

*All ages are welcome. Service dogs and wheeled devices are allowed for those with disabilities and small children. No bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, or similar will be allowed on the course.

Only participants who registered by April 14 will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Limited quantities may be available for purchase on-site.

 Register Here


Packet pick-up

Volunteers will be on-site and ready to assist with packet pick-up leading up to and on race day:

  • Thursday, May 2: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the General Services Complex (GSC)
  • Friday, May 3: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the General Services Complex (GSC)
  • Saturday, May 4: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Race day parking

Parking will be available to registered participants and volunteers at lots 48, 60 and 62, as well as the Texas A&M Foundation and The Association of Former Students lots. The University Center Garage and Gene Stalling Blvd Garage will be available for hourly paid parking.


Race day itinerary

6:30 a.m.: Packet pick-up in Aggie Park

7:45 a.m.: Staging of participants 

8:00 a.m.: Race begins

9:30 a.m.: Race concludes

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Vendor booths open 


Please reach out with any questions to

Race Route

The race route has been posted to the interactive campus map (below). To access it from the map homepage, go to Special Events and check the box for Maroon & White 5K Fun Run.



Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to give back as a Texas A&M employee? Submit your request to volunteer! The USC is looking for employees interested in helping with packet pick-up, staffing water stations along the race route, general wayfinding and more. Applications will close May 1.

 Volunteer Submission


Sponsor/Vendor Opportunities

Interested in promoting your organization at the expo in Aggie Park on race day? Applications for sponsors and vendors are being accepted. 

 View Options and Register

 Donations and Other Ways to Help

Can't join us on May 4th? No worries! You can still help out Staff Emergency Fund by donating a gift at anytime. Please select 'TAMU Administration' for Unit or College, then select 'Staff Emergency Fund' for Department or Account. Minimum of $25 required to gift

Hosted by the University Staff Council at Texas A&M University, proceeds generated at the inaugural Maroon and White 5K Fun Run will benefit staff members who experience financial hardships due to a catastrophic life event.


Your contributions have a profound and lasting influence.

Staff Emergency Fund Recipient Testimonial:

"Thanks to the Staff Emergency Fund I was able to get my son a surgery he desperately need. I was in a tough place and didn't know where to turn for help. Then I remembered Texas A&M offered this. If it wasn't for them I would have had to put off his surgery again and he would have been in constant pain. I will be forever grateful for this fund.

Staff Emergency Fund Recipient Testimonial:

"2023 has not been a friendly year for me with encountering one disaster after another, after another, and another. Anyone that has had something bad happen knows what it does to your esteem, work life, and home life; like a permanent dark cloud parked on your head. Imagine having two in a two-month period and shudder….now imagine four in three-months. I felt like I was drowning in quicksand.

There was no light in my tunnel until a co-worker recommended that I apply to the Staff Emergency Fund. I shrugged my shoulders and thought, 'Sure, why not? The worse they can do is say no.' I was approved and it gave me a 'hand up', not a 'hand out'. Tah Dah! Light! A little pinpoint of shininess peeping through the dark.

It was enough to let me believe that there is goodness, that it will get better, and that I will be ok. Without the Staff Emergency Fund being available to me when I needed it, I couldn’t tell you any of those things. Thank you sincerely!”

Staff Emergency Fund Recipient Testimonial:

"This Staff Emergency Fund was used to cover parking fees and food for 2 months while my husband was in the hospital at MD Anderson in Houston. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer on Nov. 30, 2021 and developed what MD Anderson was calling 'Super Pneumonia' in mid-February 2022 and was in their hospital until early April 2022.  He came home on hospice care around April 6 and passed away on April 18, 2022. This fund really helped me out during a very difficult time in my life and I greatly appreciate the assistance."