The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is an annual fundraiser in Los Alamos, and across the country to address hunger and poverty issues as well as emergency disaster relief. This event is taking place today. In Los Alamos, we’ve combined this fun walk with a fun run to celebrate the end of the season for the Atomic City Roadrunners.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria and entails signing a waiver sheet, donating cash or checks if you haven’t already donated online, and getting on of the spiffydoodle t-shirts.
The walk/run itself begins in the Middle School parking lot at 2 p.m. with the runners at the front of the pack, and the walkers behind them, and then heads east toward the Sangres, cuts through the stables, and
comes back by the Posse Shack. This is a family and neighbor event, and you will see many friendly faces if you attend. Bring along your friends and family for the 2.57 or shorter 1.5 mile course, followed by
a community potluck and random drawings for turkeys and pumpkin pies.
Strollers are welcome, as are well-behaved dogs on short leashes that are picked up after. If you’re adventurous, carry a milk bottle or two filled with water to symbolize the people in developing nations who walk
an average of 2.5 miles daily just to get water for their cooking, bathing, drinking, cleaning needs. If you get tired of carrying the water while you’re walking, you can find a grateful tree or bush to water along the way! Have other plans Sunday afternoon? You can still donate online athttps://www.crophungerwalk.org/losalamosnm/.
For questions or to volunteer, contact Lynn Wysocki-Smith at 505.661.9619.