The actual in-person Thanksgiving Turkey Trots may have been canceled, but Thanksgiving is not! So we are still going to bring in Turkey Day in good running fashion and hold a national Turkey Trot! The goal: Break the world record for the greatest number of people running at one time for a virtual run on Thanksgiving day! Can we do it? YOU BE YOUR SWEET PUMPKIN PIE WE CAN!
The TURKEY DAY World Record Race:
Race time will begin at promptly 8:00 EST and will be open until 11:59PM. During this time frame you must complete your 1 mile, 5K, or 10K virtual distances.
All time must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Thursday November 26th, 2020.
There is 3 ways to submit your times:
1.) Through the Racejoy Tracking APP
2.) Through text message VIA your smart phone
3.) Through the results page via the race website.
What you will get? - A Finisher Medal --- Yes, that is right we'll say it for you: "Just a medal?"
Well we could say you're going to get a shirt and medal and super cool schwaaaaag, but that is not the point of this event. The point is to keep the cost low, get as many people as physically possible to participate and have enough money to donate to the COVID Relief fund for families impacted by this horrible disease. Our MOTTO is GIVE THANKS - NOT COVID!
What the COVID relief fund will provide:
- Financial assistance & PPE gear for need based families with immune-compromised individuals that are not able to return to work. Many immune-compromised individuals can not leave their homes due to the risk of being exposed to the virus, thus also requiring family members sharing the same household to stay at home. Who has to go shopping? Who has to go out and earn money? Now with the increased cost of PPE, this now puts a high financial burden on some of these at risk families. Our goal is to help off set some of the, new long term, expenses for these families and provide them w