20th TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefits Sheltering Arms Senior Services

November 12, 2012 by  

The 20th TXE Energy Turkey Trot will strut its stuff later this month, beginning at Dillard’s by the Galleria. The Grand Marshall for the event will be Marlen Esparza, who enjoyed a successful summer in the field of ladies’ boxing.

The event is a Houston Thanksgiving tradition and is the third largest footrace in the city. It was founded in 1893 and, in 2011, became part of the Neighborhood Centers, Inc. It benefits Sheltering Arms by providing many activities and programs for senior citizen residing in multiple locations in the city.

Large events of this type often utilize the services of printing companies. Banner printing is one of the primary projects implemented for races, so the banners can be hung strategically throughout the event for directional purposes.

Brochure printing is also included in preparation of many events. Brochures can be formatted as a tri-fold with six panels that offer space for content and images. They can be distributed via mail campaign or in person at local establishments.

Over 12,000 runners and walkers participated in last year’s race and attendance is expected to increase this year. The oldest participant was 86 years old. Early bird registration is being taken through November 16 and can be done online on the event website. Fees increase slightly for registrations after November 16, and the race itself is scheduled for November 22.

For more information on the race or Sheltering Arms Senior Services, visit the individual websites.