Eddie Benningfield

Eddie is the Executive Director for the Runners Rising Project. As Executive Director, Eddie oversees the day-to-day operations of the Runners Rising Project, and provides leadership and intent to our team of volunteers. Eddie graduated from UTSA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Commissioned into the United States Air Force through UTSA's own Air Force ROTC Detachment 842. Eddie's military career has taken him to Southwest Texas (Twice to Del Rio), Georgia (the U.S. State), Korea, Germany, and multiple other countries across the globe. Eddie is currently stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, where he and his wife Mary both live.

For Raffle: Mini-Helmet Signed by Joshua Cephus

As you all know, everything we do is based on donations from the UTSA fanbase.  Those donations go directly towards our ability to support deals with student athletes, which in turn is returned to the fanbase with some sort of content creation with these athletes.  With the Roadrunners’ Football season a little under five weeks away, we’ve decided to mix it up a little bit, and are expanding the content we’re providing…so that said…  Recently, we came across a mini-UTSA football helmet which we think would look awesome on a desk in an office, or placed somewhere prominently at someone’s …

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Now Hiring! Will YOU be our next Director of Business and Community Outreach?

One of the key characteristics of The Runners Rising Project is the staff is 100% comprised of volunteers.  We do this to make sure that our monetary contributions go directly to supporting UTSA Student Athletes.  As we ourselves are donating our time to The Project, we have to weigh that with things that are going on in other aspects of our lives.  Today, we’ve reached one of those moments.  Caleb Hopkins, who is doing some phenomenal work in his day job, is stepping down as our Director of Operations for Business and Community Outreach.  He’s still involved with Runners Rising, …

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Introducing our First Official Athletes for March 2022!

The moment we’ve been working towards at Runners Rising is here:  We’ve announced our first official athletes for the month of March.  Our intent is to do this monthly, with one female athlete and one male athlete announced each month.  For our First Male Official Athlete, we’ve selected Infielder/Outfielder Jonathan Tapia.  For our First Female Official Athlete, we’ve selected Forward Lexi Bolton.  Let’s dive in and see why both got selected.

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