2017 WTRC Toys for Tots Cross Country Run Saturday

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from the West Texas Running Club:

Lace up your running shoes and bring a new unwrapped toy to the 2017 WTRC Toys For Tots Cross Country Run. The West Texas Running Club (WTRC) is helping the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less fortunate children in our community. A new toy at Christmas delivers a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters and helps them experience the joy of Christmas.

The Mayor’s Fitness Council has endorsed the event and Mayor Pope and members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council will be participating to promote outdoor activities and events that promote healthy lifestyles.

The WTRC Toys For Tots Cross Country Run features a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run and a 4 Mile Cross Country Run. All kids 4 - 12 who cross the finish line of the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a Finisher’s Medal. The 4 Mile run is on a multi-loop course with challenging hills and uneven terrain. Online registration expires on Thursday, December 7th, at 7 p.m. There is no race day registration. The cost is $5 for WTRC members and all kids 12 and under and $15 for non-members. Bib/Chip pickup will be at the Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave. until 9:15 a.m.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Races start - 9:30 a.m. for 1 Mile, 10:00 a.m. for 4 Mile

Mae Simmons Park
Canyon Lake Drive west of MLK Blvd.

1 Mile Kids Fun Run and 4 Mile - Chip Timed Race

Minimum ages: 4 years for 1 Mile and 10 years for 4 Mile. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child on the 1 Mile Fun Run and can do so at no charge. Refer to WTRC’s Children’s Running Policy for details

$5.00 WTRC members and all kids 12 and under. $15.00 for non-club members. Register online at http://wtrunning.com/2014/

Online Registration Closes Thursday December 7th at 7:00 p.m.

No Race Day Registration

Saturday, December 9th, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave.

Rick Lampe - richard.lampe@ttuhsc.edu

Founded in 1972, the West Texas Running Club is located in Lubbock, Texas and is governed by an eleven member elected Board of Directors. The purpose of the WTRC is to promote distance running as an aid to physical fitness and longevity and if need be, an alternative "Positive addiction." We also wish to unite runners of every level of ability and interest, to exchange good health and training ideas, to train together and participate in races, but most of all to promote friendship and camaraderie among all area runners. Our monthly club races are designed to offer each member a yardstick for measuring personal accomplishments and not necessarily competition against each other. We offer encouragement to all runners, regardless of age or ability. As a non-profit organization, the WTRC supports many charitable organizations in the Lubbock community including the South Plains Food Bank, Toy4Tots, and Texas Tech University Students through the Annual Red Raider Road Race, which raises funds to benefit the Red Raider Road Race Scholarship Fund.

(News release from the West Texas Running Club)

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