Mascot Marathon

Knightro and the Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter join forces for a run in the sun

[caption id="attachment_1233" align="alignnone" width="700"]Although Knightro was light on his feet, he just wasn't as fast as Florida Tech's Pete the Panther,  who took first place in the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend's Mascot Marathon. Although Knightro was light on his feet, he just wasn't as fast as Florida Tech's Pete the Panther,
who took first place in the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend's Mascot Marathon.[/caption]

On Saturday, Jan. 31, Knightro joined other mascots, including Eastern Florida State College's Titan, the Brevard County Manatees' Manny the Manatee, Astronaut High School's War Eagle, and Dunkin' Donuts' Cuppy and Sprinkles, in a 262-foot run that took place before the start of the Florida Today 5K.

Although Florida Tech's Pete the Panther took first place in the mascot race, all of the characters, including Knightro, and the UCF Cheerleaders, stayed to cheer on the 5K runners.

In addition, the Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter hosted a tent for the day's festivities, providing water and participant support to racers.

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Read the Florida Today story, which includes more photos and videos from the race.

[caption id="attachment_1244" align="alignnone" width="700"]MascotMarathon PHOTO: Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend[/caption]