HLGU’s annual Trojan Trek will be held on Saturday, October 27. Sponsored by HLGU’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams, the 5k Run/Walk begins at 9 am at the Roland Fine Arts Center.
The Trojan Trek course will differ from past years. This year, the trek will be a grass course that weaves through HLGU’s picturesque front lawn.
Plaques will be given to the overall male and female, overall male and female HLGU alumni, and overall male and female in the masters division, aged 40+. Additionally, the top two runners in each age group will receive medals.
Proceeds from the event will help offset student expenses for the cross country and track and field teams.
The HLGU Cross Country and Track & Field teams are comprised of 41 athletes. During the 2017-18 school year, the teams brought home 34 all-conference performances. In 2017, for cross country, the Trojans produced two national qualifiers, Bailey Wagner and Lauren Sisco, and had five ladies under 21 minutes for the first time in the team’s 15 year history.
During indoor track season the men’s track team placed third in conference, making the team all-conference. In the 2018 outdoor track season the men’s team placed second in conference, making the team all-conference. The team also set four new school records in the 4×100, 4×400, shot put, and hammer throw. The Lady Trojans also broke the school record in the 4×100.
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.
The cost to register is $25, $15 for HLGU alumni, students, faculty, and staff, or $75 for families of five. All those registered before October 12, are guaranteed a t-shirt. On and after October 12, the registration fee increases to $30.
For more information about the Trojan Trek, email TrojanTrek@hlg.edu
History of the Trojan Trek
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.
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.