Cerritos College to Host 11th Annual Turkey Trot November 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 27, 2008
Media Contact:Lesley Wheeler, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287
WHAT: Combining a wellness event with community goodwill, Cerritos College will host its annual Turkey Trot on Tuesday, November 18.
To enter the 2-mile walk/run, participants must donate at least one canned food item that will be passed on to the Norwalk Community Council's Holiday Food Basket Program.
The Holiday Food Basket Program helps needy families in the Norwalk area.
Each year, the event raises nearly 1,000 cans of food from its 200-plus participants. Many who participate choose to exceed the one-can requirement, while others choose only to donate, but not to participate.
Canned food items can be donated prior to the event at the physical education office, as well.
Race participants also have the opportunity to earn prizes for guessing their completion time most accurately. Watches are not allowed for the event.
The first 200 finishers will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot T-shirt.
Pre-registration for the event is encouraged, but not mandatory. Registration forms are available in the Cerritos College physical education office.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 18
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Race Time: 11:05 a.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College Falcon Square
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Parking permits cost $1 and may be obtained in lots C-1, C-2 and C-10.
COST: At least one canned food item.
CONTACT: Carrie Edwards, Physical Education, email@example.com or (562) 860-2451 ext. 2876
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.