NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Two student groups​ in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of​ Kinesiology and Health Science are hosting the Move and Groove 5K at 5 p.m. May 5 beginning in front of​ the HPE Complex on campus.

SFA’s Organization of Athletic Training Students and Chi Tau Epsilon dance​ honor society are holding this 5K for the first time, but​ the students hope to make it an annual event, most likely during the fall semester.

“This fun run is a great excuse for the public and our SFA students to get out, relieve some stress and get moving during these restricting times and finals week,” said Jaida Crowley, historian for Chi Tau Epsilon and sophomore from North Garland.

The 5K hosts ask participants to arrive by 5 p.m., so they can join in a 30-minute stretch and warmup session. The race begins at 5:30 p.m.

“OATS is excited to join the public in this 5K to be able to educate and advocate for athletic trainers in the community,” said Maggie Canales, secretary of OATS and second-year​ graduate student from Arlington.

The entry​ fee is $15 for SFA students and $20 for the general public. Money raised from the 5K will cover race expenses and support the professional development and socialization efforts of SFA’s dance and athletic training students.

Preregistration by 5 p.m. April 26 ensures participants will receive a T-shirt commemorating the event. To preregister, visit