University of Michigan Sponsors Big House 5K

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Big House 5k
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Since 2008, Ryan Hoadley has worked as an analyst for a New York-based hedge fund. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ryan Hoadley continues to follows the university’s athletic programs.

Intercollegiate competition began at the University of Michigan in 1865 when the school introduced baseball, and in 1973, the school introduced women’s varsity sports. Since the inception of sports, the athletic teams have garnered more than 50 national championships in 12 sports. No other NCAA Division I program has more national titles in men’s swimming and diving or hockey than the University of Michigan.

One of the ways the University of Michigan athletics program raises money is through its Big House 5K. In 2015, the event occurred on April 12 and raised $100,000 for six local nonprofit beneficiaries. Only in its second year, the 2015 race brought together almost 5,500 racers, up from 4,300 racers the previous year. Racers began on State Street outside the Al Glick Field House, meandered through the campus and the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus, and finished at the 50-yard line at Michigan Stadium.