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HPU New Braunfels Center to host 5K race

HPU NB 5K 2018 logo finalBROWNWOOD – April 2, 2018 – Howard Payne University’s New Braunfels Center will host its third-annual HPU 5000, a 5K race, Saturday, April 7. The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Pavilion 5 of New Braunfels’ Landa Park. Proceeds from the event will be used to establish scholarships for HPU New Braunfels Center students in need.

Interested participants may register for the race by visiting Entry fees are $25 for early registration and $30 on the day of the event. A free t-shirt and gift bag are included with registration.

Based in Brownwood for more than 125 years, HPU has maintained a presence in New Braunfels since March 2012 when the HPU Board of Trustees approved extending education to the community. Since that time, the HPU New Braunfels Center has served more than 130 students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. In fall 2016, the center opened a new facility at 4102 Loop 337, Suite 100, in New Braunfels, and is planning to build a permanent residential campus in conjunction with the Veramendi development project.

“We continue to receive a lot of support for this annual event,” said Ginger Taylor, development and event coordinator. “We are thankful to the community and the generous sponsors who make the HPU 5000 possible.”

Sponsors include:

Title Sponsors – Supplize and Veramendi

Gold Sponsor – McKenna Foundation

Silver Sponsors – HMT Engineering & Surveying; Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.; Raba Kistner Consultants; and Seidel Construction

Bronze Sponsors – Deviney CPA, PC; Mark Hampton/Keller Williams Realty Heritage; and Randy & Christy Davis

In-Kind Sponsors – Camp Gladiator; H-E-B Plus; and Orangetheory New Braunfels

For more information about the HPU 5000 or HPU’s academic offerings in New Braunfels, visit or contact the HPU New Braunfels Center at 830-629-2366 or via e-mail at


Attached: Logo for the HPU 5000 featuring HPU’s Yellow Jacket mascot, Buzzsaw