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Turkey Trot Scheduled for Nov. 4

By Ben Jipson
UW-RF University Communications

OCT. 13, 2006--The Health and Human Performance department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has set the eighth annual Turkey Trot for Nov. 4. The 5K run starts at 9 a.m., and the one-mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Both races will begin outside the Knowles Center and continue on a route throughout campus.

"The goal of the event is to raise money to support a cause, bring people in the surrounding communities together, and get some people motivated to get in shape," said Tania Battoli, the event's advertising and publicity coordinator.

The registration fee is $14 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under until Oct. 21. Following the first deadline-including race day-the cost increases to $17 for adults and $12 for participants 12 and younger.

Those interested in registering on race day should do so between 8 and 9 a.m. in the Knowles Center lobby. Included in the registration fee is a Turkey Trot t-shirt, but shirts will only be available while the supply lasts. All proceeds will go to the local Special Olympics fund.

Two prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers each of the six age divisions (12 and under, 13 - 18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49 and 50 and over).

The students in the UWRF sport, fitness and recreation management course organize the Turkey Trot, and several local businesses will sponsor the event.

The race is part of several events scheduled for Family Day at UWRF.

Registration forms are available online at . For more information on this year's Turkey Trot, contact Alta Painter at 715-222-4795.


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