The 'Turkey Day 5K' is set for Saturday, November 17th, and will begin at the Abilene Civic Center northwest parking lot. The event is hosted by Hardin-Simmons University’s (HSU) Student Congress and Student Activities organizations. The Turkey Day 5K is open to anyone who wants to participate and is a fundraiser to benefit Connecting Caring Communities. The Abilene Runners Club will assist the HSU student organization with the Turkey Day 5K.

Connecting Caring Communities is as non-profit organization that is charged with running the three Abilene Friendship Houses. HSU students and faculty members volunteer to help support programs in the North Park Friendship House, north of the campus at Lowden and Hickory Streets. Some of the volunteer opportunities, are children and youth after-school programs, community lunches, periodic neighborhood cleaning and house painting days, and neighborhood parties. Since the creation of the friendship houses city-wide, neighbors know each other better and neighborhood children have a place to go until parents can pick them up after work. To be able to keep this organization alive in our communities, fundraisers like the Turkey Day 5K are needed.

The registration form for this event is a must and can be found online at the Abilene Runners Club website.



Turkey Day 5K

Date and Time

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Registration is from 7:00-7:45 AM, the run begins at 8:00am


$15 and includes the T-Shirt (while supplies last)


1100 North 6th St. at the Abilene Civic Center, Northwest Parking Lot

More Info.

Brittany Suell, coordinator of student activities at HSU, says "the long sleeve t-shirts are available while supplies last, so please register early, if you'd like to get one." Forms can also be picked up in the basement of Moody Center at HSU in the Student Organization Center. For more information call Brittany Suell at (325)670-1527.



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