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Rebel Man Swim and Run 5-K is for athletes of all levels

By Christina Steube

University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi’s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management will host the Rebel Man Swim and Run 5-K on April 9.

The race, previously known as the Rebel Man Triathlon, starts at 9 a.m. at the Turner Center. The event was changed this year because campus construction made the cycling leg of the triathlon too difficult and unsafe.

Participants will begin by swimming 440 meters in the Turner Center natatorium, followed by a 5-kilometer run through campus.

“With a trademark spring event like the Rebel Man that has been on campus for over a decade, we needed to find a way to keep it running,” said Brian Veverka, a graduate assistant in the department. “Even though the Rebel Man will look different this year without the bike route, it is still going to be the perfect race for beginner athletes that haven’t tried races or for athletes just looking to challenge themselves.”

More than 200 people of all ages registered for last year’s event.

Early-bird registration is $30 for students, $80 for student teams, $40 for nonstudents and $100 for nonstudent teams. All participants get a performance race T-shirt and medal. Snacks and food will be provided at the conclusion of the race.

Prices will increase by $10 on March 27 and again April 7. Participants can register online until April 8 at https://racesonline.com/events/rebelman.