The Leadership 310 class is known on- and off-campus for its service-learning projects that reach out and impact the local community. One of this semester’s projects is a Turkey Trot benefiting the Ellis County 4H.
The Turkey Trot is a 5K walk/run that will take place Nov. 17 at the Ellis County Fair Grounds. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the walk/run beginning at 8 a.m.
“I think this is one of those unique things because ours will be in the fair grounds. Usually these type of events are held in town on a street, but we are actually doing it somewhere where 4H is well known,” senior Chris Thomson said.
The registration deadline is Nov. 10. The fee is $20 for the first participant and $15 for each additional family member. After Nov. 10, the registration fee is increased to $25.
“We are trying to make this a more family oriented event, since 4H is so family oriented. We encourage the whole family to attend,” senior Rachael Smith said.
For younger children a half-mile run will be going on during the 5K to involve the whole family. The proceeds will go to send local 4H students to camp.
“The kids’ half-mile run makes this different than other 5Ks that are out there, because there is one almost every weekend after school starts,” senior Kaitlyn Wolf said.
Registration forms can be picked up at McMindes or Wiest Halls’ front desks, the Student Service Center in the Union, the University’s Wellness Center or the Ellis County Extension Office.
In addition to Thomson, Smith and Wolf the students organizing the event, the Turkey Trotters, include seniors Louretta Lui and Robert Kuhl. The 310 class is taught by Christie Brungardt.
For more information or to participate in the event or sponsor a child, contact Chris Thomson at (308) 380-4114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.