Registration is now open for the 2014 Turkey Trot 5k Time Prediction Run!

For over 20 years KAR’s Turkey Trot has given participants the opportunity to race for their well-being before they race for seconds at the dinner table and 2014 will be no exception!    The 2014 Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot 5K Time Prediction Run will be held on the cross country course at Portage West Middle School (7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024) at 9:00am on  Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014.  There will be pre- and post race entertainment in the cafeteria and auditorium starting at 8:00am.

Packet Pick-up and late registration will be held at the following locations:

  • Portage YMCA  A-frame building Wednesday, November 26, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Portage West Middle School Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 7:30-8:30am

No  watches or other timing devices, bicycles, roller blades, dogs or strollers are permitted in this unique event.  Cut off finish time to be included in official results is 40 minutes.  More than 100 fun holiday themed and running related door prizes will be distributed by our holiday entertainers to participants in the cafeteria and auditorium at 10:00am sharp   Must be present to win…..and enjoy the full experience.

Event is $15 (no shirt) for those who  pre-register by  Monday, November 24 ($15 individual/$50 family cap) and $20 (no shirt) for  late/race day registration ($80 family cap). Long sleeve technical shirts may  be purchased for an additional $20 for those who pre-register by November 19, 2014.   No Transfers or Refunds.

The event participates in the Greater Kalamazoo Fall Trail Run Series with the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Jack-O’-Lantern 5k & 10k Trail Run on October 25th and the Impact Trail Run on November 8th.

Register here!

Once again we will be suggesting donations for local charities serving individuals in need through the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and the Portage Community Center.   We will be collecting men’s, women’s and children’s socks for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, or toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo or a small toy for the child for the Portage Community Center.  Participant with the largest donation will receive a special prize.  Proceeds from registrations and additional online donations will support the Turkey Trot and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR).  Race Day donations may be designated directly to your choice of the 3 benefiting organizations.

For more information on the Turkey Trot, contact Race Directors Joy Mills  or Scott Taylor.

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