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OCT. 14, 2005--Those seeking a healthy experience while also contributing to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts are encouraged to participate in the UW-River Falls Turkey Trot on Nov. 5

The seventh annual 5K Run/1 mile walk is sponsored by the health and human performance department. It will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Ramer Field Gazebo. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The cost is $13 for adults and $10 for children12 and under until Oct. 14. Afterward, including race day, it is $16 for adults, and $12 for youngsters 12 and under. Participants will receive long-sleeved shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prizes will be awarded for top male and females in each age division, and there also will be a raffle to enter at the event. The age divisions are 16 and under, 17-29, 30-39, and 40 and over.

The students in the University's sport, fitness and recreation management course put the Turkey Trot together and several local businesses will sponsor the event.

"As students who will be going into sports and fitness fields, this is a great opportunity to be a part of planning and executing a recreational event," said Katie Bild,   student race director.

The event is part of a host of weekend events including Family Day, a UW-RF home football game, men's and women's hockey game, and a UW-RF swim meet at the River Falls High School.

"The Turkey Trot is a way to join students, faculty, community members and alumni on campus and to help the victims of the hurricane. It is both a social event and an opportunity to be active," Bild said.

Registration forms are available online at or by contacting Bild at or 651/335-4916.


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