Turkey Trot in Springfield is Still On! Here’s How… 

 November 24, 2020

By  Carla Broderick

Does running entice you?  Do you get a thrill from pounding pavement in the painfully cold mornings of late fall? Does the thought of helping a good cause while getting a free t-shirt bring a smile to your face?  Then the 26th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k might be for you!!!

Lace Up For The 26th Turkey Trot! 

Running Together- Virtually

Springfield is rockin out the Trot virtually this year.

After you’re all registered up, you can register by clicking here, then choose from one of the five routes listed on the official site and run (or if you don’t enjoy torture, walk) all of that 5K sometime during Thanksgiving weekend.

Next, just upload your run times and photos to ParkBoard.org/TurkeyTrot by midnight on Sunday, November 29th to prove how amazing you are and maybe even win some prizes!

What to do Next

turkey trot participants

Even though there will not be a mass gathering for the actual run this year, there will be a chance to see other weirdos… ehem, I mean running enthusiast, at the packet pickup event on Wednesday, November 25th.

If you haven’t already registered online (here) you will have a chance to register on site at this event.

Part of your Trot registration fee will go towards Springfield-Greene County Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks.

While you’re picking up your packet, you can also help our world a little more by bringing along some food to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest who will be collecting donations there in one of their largest food drives of the year.

Run, 417, Run

Whether you’re running with a big group, joining a few family members on a route, or hitting the pavement alone, you are part of a great event benefiting 417 land!

So lace up, go run off those Thanksgiving feast calories, and then give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Carla Broderick

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