Annual Turkey Trot set for Nov. 28

Participants take off from the starting line during last year’s Turkey Trot 5K. PHOTO BY DAVE ONGIE

Get ready to Trot. All. Out. Thursday, Nov. 28 in the 14th annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run/Walk.

As always, the event will begin Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 on Legion Street in Johnson City, near Memorial Park Community Center. An awards ceremony for the overall winners will be held at TVA Credit Union Ballpark immediately following the race.

“In Johnson City, we go all out for fun, health, and family,” said race chairwoman Jenny Brock. “That’s why we want to encourage everyone to Trot. All. Out. Thanksgiving morning. Kick off the holiday season in a big way, with a healthy run or walk alongside 4,000 of your friends and neighbors.”

The Turkey Trot welcomes competitive runners, casual runners, walkers, kids, strollers, wheelchairs, handcycles, and dogs. It’s an all-inclusive good time for participants of all ages and abilities.

Children have a strong presence at the Turkey Trot, and area schools are awarded cash prizes based on participation. Classrooms are asked to choreograph a signature Turkey Trot dance to the song “Let’s Turkey Trot” by Little Eva.

Video submissions will be posted on Facebook, and the one with the most likes/shares wins. The winning students will be featured on WJHL, receive vouchers to Quantum Leap, and will perform their original dance routine on stage at the Turkey Trot. The classroom will receive $500.

Details about the contest can be found at Deadline for entries is Nov. 13.


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