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The 7th 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. Samples and treats available, you might be the lucky winner of the hidden pie coupon and take home a GT pumpkin pie.
Silent Auction and local talent singing the National Anthem are just a few things planned for Thanksgiving morning!
7am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9am Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 5M Flier - WAVES
9:30am Silent Auction Wrap up
9:45am Awards for Top Finishers
Toddlers in strollers are FREE and encouraged to participate. Children running or walking must register. Strollers and dogs on a leash 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 TCAPS Food Pantry and St. 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.