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November 13, 2012

Turkey Trot takes off in downtown Rusk

RUSK — The 2nd annual Cherokee County Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Rusk, and features both 5K and one-mile events.

Turkey Trot, sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, begins with an 8 a.m. warm-up, followed by a 5K fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m.

A one-mile run/walk begins at 9 a.m.

Medals will be awarded for the top three contestants in five different age categories.

 Contestants may pick up their numbers at 7:30 a.m.

A $20 pre-registration fee includes a souvenir T-shirt, but after today, the fee rises to $30 onsite.

Proceeds will benefit a Backpack for Kids meal program sponsored by H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment), a non-profit organization founded in 1991 that serves as a clearing house for local churches and agencies.

Registration forms and results are available at cherokee.agrilife.org.

Contact Wendi Green for more information, wgreen@ag.tamu.edu, or call 903-683-5416.

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