For the second year in a row, the University of New Mexico School of Engineering is sponsoring the Run Nerds Run! 5K race to raise funds for student scholarships. This year’s race will be held Saturday, April 4 from 8-9 a.m. on the UNM campus. Registration for the races, as well as for those interested in volunteering, is now open at NerdRunSignup.

The race begins and ends at the Centennial Engineering Center, winding though campus on the following route.

The price is $25 per runner until Friday, March 6, with discounts offered for group registrations. Runners get a free T-shirt and a race pack with gifts donated from sponsors. Details can be found on the registration website.

Run participants will be encouraged to “dress like a nerd,” and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place; fastest male runner; fastest female runner; coolest nerd outfit; most money raised as an individual; and most money raised as a team.

This year also marks the addition of a 1K race, created especially for kids, which will be held from 10-10:15 a.m. It will include an egg hunt and science demonstrations by student organizations. The price is $15 before Friday, March 6.

The goal of the run is to raise funds for the Visionaries of Infinite Potential scholarship endowment in the School of Engineering. The fund-raising goal for the race is $16,000. Those interested in donating can give online. Sponsors are also sought for the race.

For more information or to become a sponsor, call (505) 289-1008 or email