The event begins and ends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. The race, open to runners and walkers of all ages, is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and exercise together before their traditional Thanksgiving feast. And, there’s the added benefit of helping to relieve hunger in the community.
“We are inspired by the great turnout for the Franklin race,” said Erin Lynch, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to truly appreciate what they have, but also an occasion to think of others who are struggling to put food on their tables. The Turkey Trot rallies our community to give back and help protect others from the threat of hunger. We, and the 504 households we serve, are grateful to our community for coming out to support us.”
The November 24 race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration can be made online at franklinturkeytrot.org; at the LDS Church from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday (today); or Thursday morning before the race from 7 – 8 a.m.
While the registration fee of $20 is preferred, individuals have the option of donating 20 nonperishables to register. The Pantry has a shortage of personal hygiene products, such as toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, liquid hand soap and feminine products.
For more information, call 508-520-9864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Franklin Turkey Trot Helps Feed Those in Need - Nov 24|
- NO DOGS ON THE COURSE
- No matter how cute, kind and darling your dog is, the insurance we use does not allow for animals on the course. Please don’t bring them as we will pull you out of the race.
- REGISTRATION AND BIB PICK-UP
-WEDNESDAY NIGHT from 7-9:00 pm - Avoid the long lines on Thanksgiving morning and register, pick-up bibs, free sunglasses, etc.
THANKSGIVING morning from 6:45 - 7:45 am.
TIMER - We have hired a professional timer and we’ll be using timing chips.
- RACE START
8:00 am Thanksgiving morning. Last year we were hesitant to close registration before the race because the line was soooo long. This year, it will close at 7:45 am. We really encourage you to register or pick-up your bib wed. night.
- Race Day Parking
No parking on Jordan Road! Again, No parking on Jordan Road! We've gotten into some trouble for clogging Jordan Road. If the church parking lot is full, please park down the street on Pearly Lane or Burning Tree Road. We will have a van circling those streets offering rides until 7:50 am.
- Race Map
To view the race course map: www.franklinturkeytrot.org
Awards will be given to the top three placers in each age category. Gift certificates will be given to the best overall places.
- Free T-shirts
150 short sleeved shirts were given to the first 150 participants who registered online.
- Free Sunglasses
The Ironman sunglasses have been kindly donated again.
- Free Raffle Items
We will be having a free raffle at the end of the race before the awards ceremony.
- Free Breakfast
Breakfast items are available in the gym throughout the race. These items include muffins, bagels, fruit slices and beverages.
- Expiration Dates
Check the expiration dates on your donations; the food pantry has to throw away any
expired donation! Please don't donate expired items.
- Dress Warm
It looks like it will be a chilly morning around 44 degrees!
Let me know if you have any other questions.