8th annual Turkey Trot 5K set for Thanksgiving morning

Runners take off from in front of McDonald’s during a previous Turkey Trot hosted by Pathfinder Kids Kampus. This year’s event will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. Photo provided.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus will host its eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk/run on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving morning, starting at 7 a.m.

The race route starts at the Huntington McDonald's, 60 Home St. The course is on pavement and is mostly flat with some hills.

Ronald McDonald will again start the race this year. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun walk/run at 8:30 a.m.

The event will be chip timed again this year by e-Runner Timing and Results.

Anyone who pre-registers may participate in an optional packet pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus St., Huntington. This will allow for runners/walkers to pick up their T-shirts, race numbers and chips for the race prior to race day.

Online registration is available at www.kidskampus.org.
Those who pre-register will receive a runner's wick long sleeve T-shirt.

For participants to receive the T-shirt size of their choice, pre-registration is encouraged by Friday, Nov. 9.

New this year is a family rate for the one-mile fun walk/run only. The family rate is defined as those living in the same household and is good for three or more registrations for the one-mile fun walk/run.

The overall male and female winner of the race will receive a cash prize of $100. The winner of each age division will receive a cash prize of $50. Winners cannot win both the overall and divisional prizes.

The age divisions are, Best Boys and Girls ages 15 and under; Men's and Women's 16 - 34; Men's and Women's 35 - 54 and Men's and Women's ages 55 and up.

This year, proceeds from the race will benefit the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Early Childhood Education Center.  
Additional registration forms are available at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, McDonald's in Gas City, Huntington, North Manchester, Wabash, Warren, Warsaw, and in the Time Corners and Scott Road locations in Fort Wayne, or by visiting www.kidskampus.org.

The 5K run/walk and one mile fun walk/run is sponsored by McDonald's of Huntington, Parkview Huntington Hospital, David Culp & Co., Mettler Agency Inc., First Federal Savings Bank, Marathon A & A Quick Stop, iAB financial bank and Trophy Center Plus.