Turkey Trot moves to new location

Published 10:38 pm Sunday, November 5, 2017

For the first time in its 10-year history, the Turkey Trot is moving to a new location.

The annual 5K run-walk will be at Lykins Park on Mount Sterling Road, Saturday, Nov. 11. Clark County Community Services Director Debbie Fatkin said the move was necessary after the prior site was sold.

“We’re thrilled to be out there because it’s a true cross country course,” Fatkin said, with hills, trees and bridges over a river. “We have a lot of spectators and this course will be good for that.”

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The race is a fund-raiser for CCCS, which provides a number of services to residents including food baskets, housing assistance and utility assistance.

Last year, the event raised about $14,000, and 328 runners and walkers participated, she said.

Pre-registration ends Tuesday for the discounted rate of $25 per runner, which includes an event T-shirt.

Runners will still be available to register the day of the event for $30, but a shirt is not guaranteed. Online registration is at racesonline.com.

Fatkin said about 150 runners have already signed up for this year’s race.

In addition to awards for individual runners, there are team awards including the Wild Turkey for the most team spirit, the Big Turkey for the largest team on race day and the Money Turkey for the team that raises the most money.

The top three men and women overall finishers will receive ribbons and an organically-raised turkey. The top three finishers in each age and gender division will also receive ribbons.

Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

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