About the Trojan Trek
(originally known as Trojan Turkey Trek)
HLGU’s Trojan Trek is a fundraising event that helps defray the costs for the Trojan Cross Country and Track & Field teams. The event features a 5k run/walk combination road/cross country race that weaves through the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus. Beginning at 9 am, the course takes runners through campus, along a couple of city streets, and on a beautiful nature trail. The 5k run is competitive; the walk is not.
Started in 2006, by HLGU Alum Marisa Brown-Ellison ’98, and originally named Trojan Turkey Trek, this fundraiser quickly became an annual event that everyone looked forward to participating in for the University. The first “TTT” was a part of the school’s fall homecoming, and this year we are returning to that tradition.
$25* for racers
$15 for HLGU students, faculty, staff, and alumni
$75 for families up to five
*Registration fee increases to $30 on September 20. Participants registered on/after September 20 are not guaranteed a race shirt.
Each year HLGU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends from across the country (and sometimes world) participate in this annual event. Awards are given in a variety of categories including overall male and female, overall male and female alumni, and overall male and female masters (60+). Medals are also given to the top two male and female finishers in each age group.
HLGU’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams are comprised of 30 athletes. During the 2015-16 school year, the teams were home to more than 15 all conference performers, some of which went on to be all conference champions. In 2016, Senior Kristen Garwood, who ran both cross country and indoor and outdoor track, made her 12th appearance at nationals and was the 2016 National Champion in the 5,000 meter race.
This athletic program produces more than champions though. The combined GPA for cross country athletes is 3.28 and for track and field is 3.37.
For more information about the Trojan Trek, email TrojanTrek@hlg.edu