HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TXU Energy and Sheltering Arms Senior Services today unveiled the new 10K, 5K and Kids Race Courses for the 20th Annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefitting Sheltering Arms Senior Services.
2012 Olympic Women's Boxing Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2012 TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefitting Sheltering Arms Senior Services in Esparza's hometown of Houston. (Photo: Business Wire)
Updates to the race course followed participant feedback from last year’s race, in addition to efforts to accommodate an ever-growing event. The third largest footrace of its kind in the Greater Houston area, this year’s TXU Energy Turkey Trot routes will ensure an easier start and finish for the expected 15,000 runners while continuing to showcase the beautiful Galleria and Tanglewood areas along and between Westheimer and San Felipe Roads.
“We hope that these route improvements will make for an even more enjoyable event for our participants and the more than 30,000 spectators we expect Thanksgiving morning,” said Suraiya Culp of Luke’s Locker, which is Race Director for the TXU Energy Turkey Trot. Today’s announcement was made at the Luke’s Locker on West Gray. “With the race just 47 days away, we look forward to another wonderful event benefitting such a worthy cause.”
To see this year’s routes and to learn more about the TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefitting Sheltering Arms Senior Services, visit HoustonTurkeyTrot.org.
Other TXU Energy Turkey Trot developments:
- Get your gobble on at the annual Turkey Calling Contest, taking place at the Houston Zoo on Saturday, November 10, from 10 am to noon. The event begins with a competition amongst local Houston media personalities followed by a general public competition for both adults and children.
- Female Olympic boxing medalist Marlen Esparza will return to her native Houston as the Grand Marshal of the TXU Energy Turkey Trot.
About the 20th TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefitting Sheltering Arms Senior Services
Celebrating two memorable decades, the TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefitting Sheltering Arms Senior Services, taking place Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2012, has become a Houston Thanksgiving family tradition and the third largest footrace of its kind in the city. Founded in 1893 and part of the Neighborhood Centers Inc. family since 2011, beneficiary Sheltering Arms offers a variety of activities and services for seniors in twenty locations throughout the city. Early registration for the TXU Energy Turkey Trot ends November 16, after which registration rates for each event increase. For more information and to register, visit HoustonTurkeyTrot.org.
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Neighborhood Centers Inc.
Chester Jacinto, 713-669-5229
Sheltering Arms Senior Services
Renae Virata, 713-669-5380
Juan Elizondo, 972-868-2854
Source: TXU Energy