WMU News

Annual Turkey Trot registration opens

Nov. 2, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- University Recreation is sponsoring the 39th annual Turkey Trot road race through the Western Michigan University campus Thursday, Nov. 21. The 2.5 mile run/walk is open to all WMU students, alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees. The race begins outside the east entrance to the Student Recreation Center at 4:30 p.m.

Non-refundable registration is $10 per runner. Those who register by Tuesday, Nov. 5, are guaranteed a free Turkey Trot t-shirt. Registration is available now in the Student Recreation Center main office and on site immediately prior to the race in the recreation center's indoor tennis courts.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, runners are encouraged to bring a canned food donation to the race to benefit a local food charity.

Prizes will be awarded for the overall first-place male and female finishers in both the 2.5 mile run and walk. Separate awards will go to the top male and female finishers among students and among faculty and staff. There is also a prize for the runner who finishes last.

For more information or to download a registration form, go to the University Recreation Web site, <www.src.wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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