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The 6th Annual Traverse City Downtown Turkey Trot for Charities starts at Thirlby Field. Packet pick-up and pre-race are also at Thirlby Field. The event combines families, fun and fitness.
The 5K and 5M courses run through downtown Traverse City. Participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt, stuffed Goody Sack and enjoy fun entertainment along the route. Youth medals are provided for the 5K finishers.
There are special Trot Photo Opportunities plus event head bands and neck warmers for sale. Thanksgiving flowers are available for purchase. Samples and treats available, take home a GT pumpkin pie and you might be the lucky winner of the hidden pie coupon.
Coastguard and Color-guard, Silent Auction, Madison Hertel and Jenna Elsenheimer sing the National Anthem on Thanksgiving morning.
7am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9am Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 5M Flier - WAVES
10:30am Awards, Raffle & Silent Auction Wrap up
Toddlers in strollers are FREE and encouraged to participate. Children running or walking must register. Strollers and dogs on a lease are welcome to join but need to start from the back of the group (Dogs are not allowed on Thirlby Field and will be re-routed; runners with a dog will not be timed).
Registration fee range: $15-$40; register online at www.trot.evugo.com/sign-up. Canned good donations are accepted and support the Saint Francis Food Pantry this year. Dog food and pet supplies are also accepted and support H.A.N.D.D.S. All event proceeds going to local Charities.