Tiger Trot: Annual 5k serves CF in many ways

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This Saturday morning, at 8 a.m. at Pfeiffer Park, many members of the high school and Cedar Falls community will turn up to be dosed in color by Student Senate members. Modeled after the Hindu religious festival Holi, color runs have taken the nation by storm. But like many 5k’s, this race has an altruistic purpose.

The money raised from Tiger Trot, through race fees, T-shirt sales and community business donations, goes to help area families around the holiday season. This past year, Student Senate used Tiger Trot funds to buy gift cards to places like Kohl’s and Target, and presents for families in need.

This event represents one of the best attributes of Cedar Falls High School and CFHS students. We band together to help each other out and have a good time while doing it. Almost 70 people are signed up for the Tiger Trot right now, but with a school of 1,100, that number should be a lot higher.

Aside from the clear reason to run Tiger Trot because of the people helped with the funds, participants can also get four physical education make-ups by running, so take an hour out of your Saturday morning to bond with your friends, classmates and community by running the Tiger Trot. Get covered with color and know that your participation will help a family around the holiday season.

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