ELAC to host first Turkey Trot

By Marcus Camacho

The holidays are making their way to campus as the Kinesiology Department host the first Husky Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Food Drive on Nov. 25.

The Kinesiology department came up with the idea of the event last month.

The event was a project designed by the Kinesiology Department to create a fun environment for the students, faculty and staff to participate in. The event is to promote fitness as well as collecting food for the less fortunate.

The event was organized by Kinesiology professor Rick Gamboa. Gamboa has planned the entire event with the help of the ELAC Kinesiology Club.

There will be a mile where participants can run or walk, a free mini concert, food and drinks as well as a free give away.

The mile will begin at the ELAC Stadium, go throughout the campus and will end back at the stadium.

The mile is the main point of the event, it is a fun and healthy way for participants to prepare for Thanksgiving and it assists the less fortunate

The free mini-concert will showcase the progressive rock band Mugen.

The event will also include a give away. Prizes have not been announced but Kinesiology professor Andrea Owens said the giveaway will be great.

The trot is not only some event at school, it is significant to those who attend as well as those who planned it.

β€œThe event is very significant because it’s a way to unite faculty, staff and students in a healthy activity while contributing to the less fortunate,” Owens said.

The event will have information booths from other departments, live DJ, in addition to the band, food,and other surprises.

The event is free to attend and the Kinesiology Department is accepting donations of unwrapped, non-perishable food items.

The event will start at 12:15 p.m., but registration for the participants will begin at noon.

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