BY CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Sunday November 19 is the day for the Annual Los Alamos Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot. The location is the Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) on North Mesa. Participants are asked to come to the LAMS cafeteria at 1:30pm to sign in. Once you’ve registered, you can donate to the cause: cash or checks made out to “CROP Walk” are always welcome. After registering, grab a t-shirt if you want and head out to the starting line across the parking lot.
When the start is called at 2:00pm, runners will lead off. The course for runners and walkers is downhill along San Ildefonso Road, then left to the stables. The longer route turns in through the stables. The shorter route skips the stables. After that both routes head up North Mesa Road, uphill to the Middle School. Course times will be kept, and pace setters will be announced and publicized locally.
Back in the LAMS Cafeteria, snacks, water, and a drawing for turkeys and pies will follow. (Cooks and bakers, please note: donations to the snack table are welcome.) Once everyone is back and accounted for, there will be a drawing to win a turkey or a pie—one per winning household. Pace setters and their times will be announced at this time. A good time can be had by all!
If you wish to support these efforts, with or without walking or running yourself, you can donate to the cause of alleviating hunger in our county and around the world from the comfort of your computer. Feel free to donate online at: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2023/event/losalamosnm.
At least 25% of the funds Los Alamos raises will support L. A. Cares, the food bank for Los Alamos residents. The balance of funds raised will support the hunger and relief efforts of Church World Service, a service organization with a 78 year history of serving those in need in this country and around the globe. Watch this space in January for the final amount raised at this event.