Join us at GATS!

Updated Aug 12, 2014

Something sort of amazing has happened in the past month.

Truckers News‘ Fit for the Road program decided to put together a 5K event for the Great American Trucking Show. We figured the turnout might be kind of small, but that it could be the start of something great for the trucking industry.

Little did we know.

Soon enough, John Christner Trucking had signed on to sponsor the Too Hot to Trot 5K. And after a little more advertising the number of preregistered participants went through the roof! We now have more than 50 people signed up, quite a few of whom are truckers.

I want to encourage you, even if you aren’t a runner, to consider signing up for this event, which will be held Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 a.m. If you preregister by this Friday, you get a free T-shirt for coming out and doing the 5K (Editor’s note: Preregistration is closed as of Aug. 23. Visit the Fit for the Road booth at GATS to register on-site.). You also will get to brag on yourself for completing a race with cross-country runner Jasmine Jordan and our columnist, “Marathon Trucker” Jeff Clark, who will be our special guests at the event. The 5K is free, but donations will be accepted for the St. Christopher Trucker Health & Development Fund.

Transportation will be provided from the Dallas Convention Center to Katy Trail, where the race will be held, but we do need you to let us know if you need a ride.

If you can’t make it out for the 5K (or don’t want to face the Dallas heat!), you can still get in on the health action with the HTAA Health Awareness Walk. This free event will be held on-site at GATS, meeting at Room D-168 by 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

I really hope you can make it to one of these events. Don’t forget to preregister for them online!