The 2016 Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving morning, November 24, at 8 a.m. at D1 Sports Training and CoolSprings Galleria.
The 5K Run/Walk is followed by the Kids (ages 9 and under) Kilometer Fun Run at 9 a.m. 1/4-zip athletic pull-overs are guaranteed to the first 2,500 registered 5K runners and the first 200 to register for the Kids Kilometer Fun Run.
Event details and schedule
Online registration available until 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2016.
REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird (Prior to October 31): $30 for 5K, $12.50 for Kids’ Kilometer Fun Run (ages 9 & under)
November 1 – November 21: $35 for 5K, $12.50 for Kids’ Kilometer Fun Run (ages 9 & under)
The team/family discount is $5.00 off every additional participant after the first two are registered for the 5K. To qualify for team/family discount all runners must register online at the same time.
November 23 & 24: Onsite at D1 Sports. (No team/family discounts available) $40 for 5K, $12.50 for Kids’ Kilometer Fun Run (ages 9 & under)
PRE-REGISTRATION / PACKET PICK-UP Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 3:00-6:30 p.m. at D1 Sports Training / 7115 South Springs Drive, Franklin, TN 37067.
DAY OF RACE / START TIMES Thursday, November 24, 2016 at D1 Sports Training Race Day registration: 6:30-7:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk start time is 8:00 a.m. Kids’ Kilometer Fun Run start time is 9:00 a.m.
Course will be open 1 hour and 15 minutes. Due to liability issues, no pets allowed on course. Jogging strollers will be allowed on course. USAT&F Certified Course.
PARKING Please park on the west side of Cool Springs Galleria and walk to D1 Sports Training Facility.
AWARDS Male & Female
Top 3 overall Top 3 Masters 40+ Top Male & Female starting 9 & Under, 10-14 and in 5 year increments 15-80+
Race Management provided by GroundWorks Management. Timing and Race Logistics provided by Nashville Striders.
ABOUT GRACEWORKS Whether providing help with food, clothing or financial assistance, GraceWorks Ministries has been assisting our neighbors in need in Williamson County since 1995. Our mission is: By God’s grace, we provide immediate and long-term resources to neighbors in need.
SPONSORSHIPS This Thanksgiving Day race is in its 16th year. It is a community-wide event that strives to raise financial support for GraceWorks while promoting wellness and fitness for children, families, and the community. Last year, 3,000 participants and over 1,000 on-lookers gathered at D1 Sports Complex in Franklin to partake in the day’s festivities. The Turkey Trot is an opportunity for your company to reach a concentrated mass of your target audience before, during, and after Thanksgiving Day while also making a positive impact in the community by helping GraceWorks. To find out more, please download our sponsorship packet.
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES When registering for the Turkey Trot, you may contribute to the GraceWorks Fuel Bag Program. Fuel Bags are small bags filled with nutritious and easily prepared food items. Each Friday, teachers discreetly pack the Fuel Bags in the children’s backpacks before they leave for the weekend, helping to supplement their food at home. You may also donate to this program online quickly and securely by visiting here.
Additionally, please consider asking friends and family to sponsor you. Our simple-to-use fundraising page makes it easy to make a positive impact on the lives of struggling Williamson County families by fundraising individually or as a team. Trotters who raise $300 or more will receive VIP parking and one-stop packet pickup. To begin, visit this link.