Project R.O.S.E. to Hold Third Annual Run for the Roses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Project R.O.S.E. (Recycled Oil Saves Energy), an oil collection and recycling program headquartered at The University of Alabama, will sponsor its third annual “Run for the Roses” 5K race on Saturday, March 4.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Riverside Amphitheater on the UA campus. The race, which is open to competitors of all ages, will begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a complimentary breakfast and award ceremony. Door prizes will also be given away.

There is a $12 entrance fee before March 1 and a $15 fee the day of the race.

Any proceeds from “Run for the Roses” will be used to purchase used oil collection tanks, which will be placed in rural areas of the state, and will fund new public education programs and materials for Project R.O.S.E.

Corporate sponsors for the race include: ARROW-FM, Hunt Refining (Parade), Bama Waste Oil, Waste Recycling, Chevron (A&M Oil), Tuscaloosa Chevrolet, UA’s Department of Chemical Engineering, Townsend Ford, Tuscaloosa Wal-Mart Supercenter, Speedy Oil Change, Alabama Credit Union and Leigh Buick.

Project R.O.S.E. has served as Alabama’s statewide used oil collection and recycling program since 1977. Headquartered within UA’s chemical engineering department, Project R.O.S.E. now has volunteer collection programs that involve more than 500 quick-lube facilities, automobile part supply stores, automobile dealerships and repair shops.

For more information, or to pre-register, please telephone 205/348-4878 or 1-800-452-5901.


Jacque Cordle, Engineering Student Writer, 205/348-3051 Chris Bryant, 205/348-8323


Charlotte Nix, 205/348-5529