Walnut Turkey Day Dash!

Event Date

Thu, Nov 27, 2014


Emporia, KS

About This Activity

The Walnut Turkey Day Dash! 5k fun walk/run has quickly become a community and family tradition on Thanksgiving Day.  This event begins and ends at Walnut Elementary, located at 801 Grove Avenue with a course that winds through neighborhoods that are primarily flat with some sloping hills. It is an event designed to start off Thanksgiving Day with activity so participants can enjoy their meals with families and friends knowing they have already burned off calories that morning.

Costumes are encouraged with a trophy awarded to an individual and a group/family trophy with the best costume.

This year we are featuring an EPIC lip-synching contest that begins at in front of Walnut Elementary at 6:45 a.m.  Please contact Walnut Elementary at 620-341-2288 to sign up for the contest. A list of songs that will be available to choose from will be on the Walnut Elementary website: http://www.usd253.org/home/walnut  As this is a family event, we have carefully selected songs with this in mind.

This year we are featuring t-shirts that are long-sleeved in adult sizes and short-sleeved in youth sizes.

Holiday Inn Express is offering a special discount to participants of the WTDD. To make a reservation, click this link Emporia
Holiday Inn Express
.  The offer expires November 6, 2014 so


Event details and schedule

Packet pick-up iand late registration will be available on Wednesday, November 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Walnut Elementary.  Packet pick-up and late registrations will also be available the day of the event, Thursday, November 27 beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Please encourage friends and family members to register and pick up packets as early as possible as this event is rapidly growing. T-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis for late registrants.

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