Registration Open for Turkey Trot

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Take advantage of the discount by registering for the popular Turkey Trot, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 22.

 

Registration is open now for the 19th annual Turkey Trot benefiting GraceWorks with early-bird prices! New this year, there’s a 10k race to sign up for. In addition to the longer race, also new this year is a new location and an upgraded category with special benefits for runners. The Trot’s traditional 5K and the Kids 1K Fun Run for ages 9 and younger are on tap as well. Both the 10K and 5K are USAT&F certified, too.

“The Turkey Trot is always an exciting family event for GraceWorks and for our community! This year we are especially excited to present three new additions to the race,” says GraceWorks CEO/President Valencia A. Breckenridge in a press release. “The Turkey Trot is an important event to GraceWorks because it benefits our core services of offering, food, rent and utility assistance to our neighbors in need.”

Turkey Trot Race Info

The Turkey Trot takes place Thursday, Nov. 22. Early Bird prices are $35 for 10K, $30 for 5K and $13 for the Kids 1K Fun Run until Oct. 31. Registration Nov. 1 – 20 is $45 for 10K, $40 for 5K and $13 for the Kids Run. Registration Nov. 21 – 22 is $50 for 10K, $45 for 5K and $13 for the Kids Run.

It begins at Prairie Life Fitness, 300 Shingle Way, in Cool Springs. Trotters will still run/walk around CoolSprings Mall. The 10K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. The Kids 1K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.

Runners can obtain amenities such as reserved parking, no waiting curbside check-in, a discount for the 2019 Trot and more by registering as a VIT (Very Important Trotter). The price has not yet been determined. The first 3,000 registrants for the 10K and 5K are guaranteed long-sleeved t-shirts, and the first 200 for the Kids Run are guaranteed short-sleeved t-shirts.

No pets will be allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are welcome.

More information and registration is available at turkeytrotfranklin.com.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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