The Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning race benefiting GraceWorks Ministries, celebrates its 19th anniversary this year.
The Turkey Trot includes a 10K (new this year), 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run (for ages 9 and younger.) Both the 10K and 5K are USAT&F certified.
“The Turkey Trot is always an exciting family event for GraceWorks and for our community! This year we are especially excited to present three new additions to the race, said GraceWorks CEO/President Valencia A. Breckenridge. “The Turkey Trot is an important event to GraceWorks because it benefits our core services of offering, food, rent, and utility assistance to our neighbors in need.”
Changes this year for the Nov. 22 event includes a 10K route, a new location and an upgraded category with special benefits for runners.
The Turkey Trot will begin and end at Prairie Life Fitness, 300 Shingle Way in Cool Springs. Trotters will still run/walk around CoolSprings Mall.
Runners can obtain amenities such as reserved parking, no waiting curbside check-in, a discount for the 2019 Trot and more by registering as a VIT (Very Important Trotter). The price has not yet been determined.
Online registration is now open at www.turkeytrotfranklin.com. Early Bird prices are $35 for 10K, $30 for 5K and $13 for the Kids 1K Fun Run until Oct. 31. Registration Nov. 1 to Nov. 20 is $45 for 10K, $40 for 5K and $13 for the Kids Run. Registration Nov. 21 and 22 is $50 for 10K, $45 for 5K and $13 for the Kids Run.
The first 3000 registrants for the 10K and 5K are guaranteed long-sleeved t-shirts, and the first 200 for the Kids Run are guaranteed short-sleeved t-shirts.
Male and female awards will be given to top three overall, top three Masters for ages 40 and older, and in top three age 9 and younger, ages 10-14 and five-year increments from 15 to 80 and older.
The 10K will start at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. The Kids 1K Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
No pets will be allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are welcome.
Timing and race logistics will be provided by Nashville Striders and race management by Groundworks Management. GraceWorks has been the beneficiary of the event since 2011. Begun in 1999, it was previously called The Habitrot and benefited the Williamson County Habitat for Humanity.
More information and registration is available at www.turkeytrotfranklin.com