Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

Looking for a healthy way to start your Thanksgiving before pummeling through thousands of calories? Look no further than the annual Turkey Trot in Downtown San Jose. It looks like they have something for everyone: 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Celebrity 10K, Wheelchair 10K, and more. The best part is that proceeds go to charity.

For more info and registration, just click here.

Race Info
When: November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Morning

  • 6:30am:       Bib Pick Up (Registration will close at 21,000.  There will not be onsite registration, but you canstill register at home or on your smart phone)
  • 7:00am:       Costume Contest
  • 7:45am:       Turkey Trot 10K Wheelchair
  • 7:50am:       Turkey Trot 10K Run
  • 8:15am:       Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
  • 10am:          Elite Women’s & PA/USATF
  • 10:30am:    Elite Men’s & PA/USATF Men
  • 10:50am:    Kid’s Fun Run
  • 11:30am:    Awards Ceremony
Where: Downtown San Jose, Guadalupe Park
Race Start
On W. Santa Clara Street, near the Hwy 87 overpass.  Please start by lining up at the correct starting time for your distance.  Then line up according to your mile pace with faster runners closer to the start line and those with strollers at the end.
Why:  In the past 6 years we have donated over $1.5 million to three local charities.  This year, our goal is to donate $500,000 to the 3 awesome charities!  Plus its a great way to start the day and get ready for a lot of eating at Thanksgiving dinner.
How: Participate by registering, volunteering or donating to the event.  If you are registering, remember there are many categories you may qualify for and would be fun for you to possible win a certain category.  Check out our timed and non-timed categories for more information.
Who:  You! Your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.  The more the merrier.

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