Cal Poly students ran in everything from rainbow colors to superhero costumes at Associated Students, Inc.’s (ASI) fifth annual Mustang Mile Thursday evening.
Students came together to exercise, have fun and enjoy live music and free food provided by Campus Dining. See what the run was like in the video and photos below.
On a scale of one to 10 on how excited they were for the race, statistics sophomore Hans Schumann spoke for them all and said, “11.” From left: Schumann, computer science sophomore Augie Doebling and journalism sophomore Hayley Sakae, all in tie-dye for the event.
From left: Business administration junior Matthew Sauer, business administration freshman Julia Sauer, business administration freshman Adriana Le and business administration freshman Alicia Martinez.
“I thought it was just a mile and I literally found out an hour before it started that it was three,” Le said.
Martinez said, “I thought it’d be cool to get free food and do it with friends.”
From left: Computer science sophomore Cole Grigsby, communications freshman Zac Sutcliffe and computer science freshman Jason Lomsdalen all brought spirit to the run in costume.
“I saw Mustang News put out an article with a photo of people in costumes from last year, so I thought I would dress up and do it this year,” Grigsby said.
From left, sociology sophomore Anna Charney, mathematics sophomore Elisabeth Esquivel, kinesiology sophomore Jackie Schloemp, computer science junior Fina Beauchamp and sophomore wine and viticulture Megan Charney dressed in neon colors and printed leggings, this group of college women made statements in their costumes. Speaking for the group, sociology sophomore Anna Charney said,“we wanted to be spirited and active at the same time.”
“The craziest costumes were definitely the superheroes,” said Schumann, who referred to the distance club featured in the photo above.
“It’s my spirit animal,” said mechanical engineering sophomore Luke Williams about his duck hat. Williams won the race in approximately 17 minutes. When asked how winning felt, he said, “it feels like freedom.”
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Luke Williams name, Jason Lomsdalen’s name, Hans Schumann’s membership in the distance club and did not provide identification for Beauchamp, Schloemp and Esquivel. It has been updated.