TCU Turkey Trot to benefit stay-in-school program


    The TCU Wellness Center and Recreation Center will organize the TCU Turkey Trot 5k run-walk Friday, a human resources official said. The event stars at 3 p.m at the entrance to the University Recreation Center.

    Marilyn Porter, data control coordinator for the office of human resources, said the event should be a hit.

    “I’m so excited. It’s going to be a hoot,” Porter said. “A lot of people won’t be able to (finish) it … but we’re hoping we get a lot of donations for the kids.”

    Senior communication studies major Robert Tofan said he is not a long distance runner, but will do his best to keep the pace for the Turkey Trot dressed as the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

    “I told my good friends. They think its real funny and they’re going to try and come watch me in a turkey costume,” Tofan said.

    Porter said the Turkey Trot will benefit Communities in Schools, a nonprofit stay-in-school program. Participants should bring three school supply items found on the wellness Web site,, as their entry fee.

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Don Mills wrote in an e-mail that he thought the run was a good initiative.

    “The event enables our community – students, faculty and staff – to do something together. It will enhance TCU spirit and enable us to contribute to the (Fort) Worth community. Plus it is good for our health and fitness. Finally, it will be fun,” Mills wrote.

    What: Turkey Trot – student and faculty 5K run/walk

    When: Friday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

    Where: Meet at the main entrance outside the University Recreation Center

    Why: Donated supplies go to the non-profit stay in school initiative “Communities in Schools.”


    Phone: Human Relations Office, Marilyn Porter – 817-257-6305

    Or Campus Recreation: Jay Iorizzo – 817-257-7062

    School Supplies Accepted:



    Map pencils

    Liquid glue and/or glue sticks

    Assorted construction paper, 9″ x 12″

    Manila art paper, 9″ x 12″

    Notebook paper, wide ruled

    Spiral notebooks

    No. 2 pencils



    Markers (classic)

    Three-ring binders

    Red pens


    Pocket folders with three-prong fasteners