10th Annual Thanksgiving Morning 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit LARS

Event Date

Thu, Nov 27, 2014


Laurel, MD

About This Activity

Online registration will close at 12:00PM on Wednesday, 11/26. Registration is available during packet pick-up at the First United Methodist Church (race location) on Wed 11/26 from 2-6PM and on race morning (11/27) starting at 7AM.

The 10th Annual Thanksgiving Morning 5K Turkey Trot to Benefit Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS) meanders along the Patuxent River and through the historic town of Laurel, Maryland. The USATF certified 5K run and 1 mile fun walk have become one of Laurel's most spectacular family-friendly gatherings. Nearly 800 neighbors, visitors, friends, and families have made it their Thanksgiving tradition to support our small non-profit's service to homeless and low-income residents of the Greater Laurel area.

Since 1987, LARS has worked to offer a hand-UP to those in need. Programs include a community food pantry, transitional and permanent housing, eviction prevention, utility assistance, employment services, holiday and back to school programs, and other emergency and long-term supports for people in crisis.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a $3.25/person processing fee if you choose to register online using a credit card. You may send a check along with a paper registration form (available at www.laureladvocacy.org) to LARS at 311 Laurel Avenue, Laurel MD 20707 to avoid this fee.

Event details and schedule

This event is held RAIN OR SHINE! Free parking is plentiful along Prince George, Montgomery, and Main Streets.

Packet Pick-Up and Pre-Registration will be held on Wednesday 11/26, 3-6PM at the First United Methodist Church of Laurel. We will do our best to provide a large inventory of t-shirt sizes, but please come early to guarantee your preferred size!

Race Day Schedule:

7:00AM Late Registration & Packet Pick-Up

7:40AM Group Warm-Up

8:00AM 5K Run Starts

8:05AM 1 Mile Walk Starts

Post-race festivities include live race results, refreshments, and PRIZES for winners in each age category!

Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. No bikes, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or motorized vehicles allowed on the course. No pets allowed.

Please bring non-perishable food to packet pick-up and race morning for the LARS pantry!

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Wellford at 301-776-0442 ext. 27 or lwellford@laureladvocacy.org.

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