(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas, Nev. – During UFC International Fight Week™, come run, jog or walk alongside UFC stars as they race throughout the heart of downtown Las Vegas for the Ulti-man™ 5k run, presented by UFC FIT™ and UFC GYM®, starting at 8 a.m. PT on Friday, July 4, rain or shine. Registration starts at 7 a.m. followed by a UFC FIT inspired warm-up at 7:30 a.m. with UFC FIT Coach Mike Dolce, UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate and UFC GYM coaches.
The event starts and finishes at Hogs & Heifers Saloon (201 N. 3rd Street). The flat, easy 3.1-mile course is designed for fans looking to stay active and runners and walkers of all fitness levels. Participants can expect to visit UFC FIT stations throughout the course where they will be motivated through training techniques by UFC stars. The Ulti-man 5k course runs alongside Fremont Street Experience and passes by legendary casinos, the world famous Viva Vision canopy that spans the length of five football fields, novelty restaurants, shops and sites of historic firsts.
Participants are encouraged to register in advance. The registration fee is $35 per participant and all participants receive an official Ulti-man race t-shirt and a medal.
The Ulti-man 5k through the UFC Community Works® program will donate a portion of the entry fee to help support Three Square Food Bank, ONE DROP, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada and Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada.
For more information about the Ulti-man 5k run or to register, please visit www.UFC.com/fightweek-ultiman-5k-run.
About UFC International Fight Week™ UFC International Fight Week™ returns to the Fight Capital of the World July 1-6, 2014. The weeklong celebration includes something for everyone from entertainment and arts to charitable events, shopping and, of course, all things UFC. The event will also feature for the first-time ever, two huge fight cards in one weekend in the UFC’s hometown – UFC® 175 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale. Other fan favorite activities will return including UFC Fan Expo, Official Pool Party with Octagon Girls®, a free concert, UFC Downtown with fighter meet-and-greets, “The Art of Fighting” art exhibit, Ulti-man™ 5k run, training sessions with fighters, viewing parties, weigh-ins and more! Tickets and event details are available at www.UFCFightWeek.com. UFC Fan Expo tickets are on sale now at www.UFCFanExpo.com. Stay connected with UFC International Fight Week news on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UFCFightWeek), Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship® Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries to 800+ million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM® locations, and owns UFC.TV® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT™ (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine, and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, Octagon™ branded apparel, best-selling DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit www.UFC.com and follow UFC at www.Facebook.com/UFC and on Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.