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13th Annual Turkey Trot promoting fitness, helping RGV Food Bank replenish shelves

MCALLEN, TEXAS (Nov. 6, 2018) Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! The South Texas College Kinesiology Department invites all community members to the 13th Annual Turkey Trot Saturday, Nov. 17.

The purpose of this 2.2-mile run/walk is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to community members.

Admission fee is eight cans of food or non- perishable items in lieu of a monetary fee. All donations will be transported to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.

“Over the last 13 years we’ve had considerable involvement from our Kinesiology majors, the STC community and many committed members of the public. Participation in both the production of the event and running the 2.2 miles, gives everyone a greater sense of purpose and allows them to see first hand what working to help others in need feels like,” said Janice Lee Perez, Coordinator of Kinesiology Instructional Facilities at STC. “At the end of the race, when we load the truck full of canned goods, we know that together as a community we were able to help many families throughout the Valley. If you’ve never been to an STC Turkey Trot make this the year!”

On-site registration opens at 6:30 a.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center located at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The Trot begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in men’s and women’s divisions. Free t-shirts and goodie bags will be available to the first 250 participants.

The Turkey Trot is family-friendly and strollers, children, pets on a leash, as well as turkey costumes and attire are welcome.

For more information, contact Janice Lee Perez, Coordinator of Kinesiology Instructional Facilities at 956-872-3839 or by email at jperez1@southtexascollege.edu.