Healthy Pursuits at GATS

| August 01, 2011

This year’s Great American Trucking Show Aug. 25-27 will have more health activities than any other truck show to date. Whether you are a walker, runner, bicyclist or just want to help others, you’re sure to find something of interest there. Why not do it all? In addition to being fun and informative, these events are a great way to meet people.

Truckers News will host the second annual Big Rig Run 5k run/walk at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, on the Katy Trail. Walkers and runners are encouraged. We had a blast last year and are coming back to do it again. This year there will be a $15 entrance fee. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. To learn more about the event or to register go to www.bigrigrun.com.

The Trucking Solutions Group will once again host a 1.5-mile walk. This will take place inside the Dallas Convention Center at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Last year, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood featured this event in his Fast Lane blog. TSG is a group of owner-operators who are making a difference in the industry. At MATS this year, TSG hosted a one-day blood drive. With the help of the American Red Cross, the group will sponsor a blood drive all three days of GATS. This provides a great opportunity to provide blood to the Dallas area. Visit the TSG website at www.truckingsolutionsgroup.org and on Facebook.

Bicycling will be represented at GATS. The Ride and Roll cycling on the road group will have a booth this year. Please drop by to learn more about cycling on the road, including which bike is right for you and how to carry it in your rig.

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