Runners Ready for First Toro Dash

Toro Dash LogoThis coming Saturday, Tarrant County College will mark the start of a whole new tradition: the Toro Dash.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, runners will line up along the Trinity River and get their fitness on by partaking in the Toro Dash’s 5K, 10K, or 1 mile fun run. The morning’s events will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. with a warm up session led by TCC’s own physical therapist assistant program.  The races, of which the first begins at 8 a.m., will be followed by an awards ceremony featuring music, food and beverages, event booths, and activities for all ages.

TCC is also using this opportunity to encourage participants to bring canned foods and other goods to help stock the Trinity River Campus student food pantry. The student food pantry began in April 2012 and is open to TCC students in need.  Any and all donations are welcome; canned soups, canned tuna, and snack items, such as granola bars, are particularly in high demand. Those unable to attend the race but who are interested in donating should contact Trinity River’s Administrative Assistant for Business, Economics, Management, Accounting, & Marketing Ruth Weatherford at

Sponsors for the Toro Dash include RoadID, Subway Restaurants, El Paseo, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Coverage, and MetLife. All proceeds will go to CASA, TCC Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, and TCC’s Wellness Fund.

If you’re worried you missed the deadline to register for the first ever Toro Dash,  though, don’t be; you’re in luck. On-site registration will be available for $30 the day of the race from 6:30 a.m to 7:45 a.m.. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to park and make it to the registration site.

Happy running!