Join the Fleet Feet Sports crew, and our community sponsor USAA as we host the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot . The run is a gorgeous tour of downtown Annapolis and will benefit Girls on the Run Greater Chesapeake and the Travis Manion Foundation. This event is not officially timed, but we will have a finisher's clock at the end of the run.
Once again we will award a prize for the best turkey costume. Are you ready to get creative?
Strollers, kids, and dogs are welcome to join in on the fun!
Our Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will take place throughout downtown Annapolis. The run will take place entirely on the sidewalks, but traffic will be at a minimum. The run will start and finish at Fleet Feet Annapolis' original location at 318 6th Street in Eastport (currently Homes for America). FREE parking is available along the streets in Eastport and downtown. PLEASE plan to carpool as best you can.
Please check out the course and make yourself familiar with it here.
There will be port-o-potties available in the parking lot, along with expanded water comfort stations pre and post race. Also - Marty's famous homemade pumpkin bread, Naval Bagels and refreshments will be provided post-run.
As in previous years, we will be separating the run into three groups for crowd control on the route.
Registration is $35 with a t-shirt or $20 without a t-shirt. Children 12 and under are free (no t-shirt) or $15.00 with a t-shirt. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register online by 11:59 PM on November 13. We will have a limited number of t-shirts available for $20 on the day of the run. Same day registration will be available, but lines will be long so please sign-up ahead of time if possible.
We are asking that everyone please sign-up online this year, which is a little different than in years past when it has been soley a suggested donation. Since not everyone chooses to donate, it has become increasingly difficult as the run has grown to plan for covering expenses and to maximize donations to our community. 11 years ago, with about 50 participants, our ultimate goal was to support local charities by bringing friends and family together on Thanksgiving morning to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful run through downtown Annapolis. This new registration process will help us plan better and allow us to donate as much as possible to the charities that help make our local community so amazing!
In order to avoid long lines on the day of the run, we will offer a convenient t-shirt pick up at the store November 18-22 during regular store hours. We are located at 2572 Solomon's Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 in the Annapolis Harbour Center shopping center. We highly recommend you use this option. The t-shirt line can get a little crazy on Thanksgiving morning!
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