Register early for Saturday’s Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 17, 2014) ― Looking to get trim and fit over the upcoming holidays ― or at least avoid gaining weight? Start out the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 22, at the School of Nursing Alumni Association’s annual Turkey Trot. The 5K fun run/walk will be held on the UT Health Science Center San Antonio track.

And while you are there, get a better understanding of your health by taking advantage of glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings provided by Health Science Center nursing students.

Lark Ford, M.A., M.S.N., RN, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, will be available to discuss healthy eating and exercise options to relieve stress during the holidays.

The run/walk is for all ages and levels of walkers and runners. The entry fee is $25 prior to race day, $20 for School of Nursing Alumni Association members and $30 on the day of the race. Register online at

The event will feature giveaways, prizes, refreshments and games, and will benefit the alumni association.

Canned goods will be accepted to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Participants should enter the campus at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive near Medical Drive. The guard will direct you to the track and parking area.


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