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UT Tyler Begins Talon Trot

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August 29, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

August 29, 2013

The UT Tyler community is encouraged to participate in a universitywide health initiative beginning this semester.

“The Talon Trot is a program that can accommodate all fitness levels, and walking provides numerous health benefits. I’m excited that Aramark and Rec Sports are working together to bring this wonderful program to UT Tyler,” said Heidi Grafton, assistant director of fitness and special programs.

For every 24 miles walked inside or 12 miles walked outside, participants can receive an on-campus voucher for either a free six-inch sub sandwich from Subway or a free coffee. Participants record their miles at the Herrington Patriot Center lobby.

The initiative continues through Friday, Dec. 6. Prizes are limited to either two sandwiches or three coffees per person for the semester.

Participants must use a treadmill or the indoor track at the HPC for indoor miles. They can record their distance outside by using a pedometer or a walking app, Grafton added.

Sponsors are UT Tyler recreational sports and Aramark, the university’s food services provider.

For more information, contact Grafton, 903.566.7142 or hgrafton@uttyler.edu.
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