Jan. 21, 2008
The University of San Francisco Cross Country and Track and Field teams, along with USF's MBA program will be hosting the eighth annual Tom Caruso 5k Memorial Run Sunday, February 10 at 9 a.m. at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The proceeds from the event benefit the Cross County and Track teams, along with a scholarship fund set up in Tom Caruso's name.
A graduate of Saint Ignatius High School in San Francisco, and the University of San Francisco's MBA program, Caruso was an avid runner and was in the midst of training for the Olympic Trials in Las Vegas when he was struck and killed by a cab.
Because of this tragic accident Tom was never able to fulfill his dream of qualifying and participating in the Olympic trials. Tom strived to perform on one of the biggest stages of competition, not because he thought he was the best, but because he wanted to compete in something that he loved against some of the best that our nation had to offer.
Great prizes are available and all levels of runners/walkers are encouraged to sign-up and participate. Please go to www.active.com and type in "Tom Caruso" in the search field to register. Registration is $20 pre-race ($12 if you are a student or USF staff member) and $30 day of race ($15 if you are a student or USF staff member). If you can't attend the run, but would like to donate to either the Cross Country/Track and Field program or the MBA program at USF, you may also donate through the link above.