2018 Turkey Trot Benefiting GraceWorks

The 2018 Turkey Trot benefiting GraceWorks will take place Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at our NEW location — Prairie Life Fitness near CoolSprings Galleria.

Also NEW this year is the addition of a certified 10K Course! The 10K begins at 7:45 a.m., with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m., followed by the Kids 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 and under) at 9 a.m.

Long Sleeve A4 Cooling Performance Tees are guaranteed to the first 3,000 registered 5K/10K runners with short sleeve versions to the first 200 to register for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase.

As always, we look forward to seeing you and your family members/team this year at the 2018 Turkey Trot benefitting GraceWorks.

Click here to register for the 2018 Turkey Trot!

Online registration available until 11:59 p.m., Nov. 20.

REGISTRATION FEES
Early Bird (Prior to Sept. 30):
$35 for 10K, $30 for 5K and $13 for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 & under)

Oct. 1
$45 for 10K, $40 for 5K and $13 for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 & under)

The team/family discount is $5.00 off per trotter after the team captain pays a $10 team registration fee. This discount does not apply for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase.

Nov. 21 & 22:
Onsite at Prairie Life Fitness. (No team/family discounts available)
$50 for the 10K, $45 for the 5K and $13 for the Kids 1K Turkey Chase (ages 9 & under)

PRE-REGISTRATION / PACKET PICK-UP
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Prairie Life Fitness / 300 Shingle Way, Franklin, TN 37067.

DAY OF RACE / START TIMES
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at Prairie Life Fitness
Race Day registration: 6:15-7:45 a.m.
10K Run start time is 7:45 a.m.
5K Run/Walk start time is 8:00 a.m.
Kids 1K Turkey Chase start time is 9:00 a.m.

10K Course will be open for 3 hours. 5K Course will be open 1 hour and 30 minutes. Due to liability issues, no pets allowed on course. Jogging strollers will be allowed on course. USAT&F Certified Courses.

PARKING
VIT Parking (see below) will be reserved at Prairie Life Fitness. Trotter Parking will be in and around Prairie Life Fitness. Stay tuned for details and a map.

ROUTE MAPS
Download route maps to both the 10K Run and the 5K Run/Walk. 10K 5K

SHIRT SIZES
The Turkey Trot shirt this year is a Long Sleeve Cooling Performance Tee by A4. It’s 100% polyester interlock with moisture wicking, odor resistance and UPF 30 protection. Adult sizes are S-2X. Kid sizes (short sleeve) is S-XL. When you register, you’ll be asked for a shirt size. The first 3,000 adults to register are guaranteed a shirt along with the first 200 kids. Check back soon to see this year’s design.

10K/5K AWARDS
Male & Female
Top 3 overall
Top 3 Masters 40+
Top Male & Female starting 9 & under, 10-14 and in 5-year increments 15-80+

Race management provided by GroundWorks Management. Timing and race logistics provided by Nashville Striders.

VIT (Very Important Trotter)
Another NEW feature this year is our VIT (Very Important Trotter) Package. When you register, you’ll have the option to upgrade for special reserved parking, no waiting curbside check-in, a discount for the 2019 Trot and more. Be sure to check out all the VIT perks when you register.

SPONSORSHIPS
This Thanksgiving Day race is in its 19th year! It is a community-wide event that raises financial support for GraceWorks while promoting wellness and fitness for children, families and the community. Last year, over 3,300 Trotters and another 2,000 on-lookers took part in the day’s festivities. The Turkey Trot is an opportunity for your company to reach a concentrated mass of your target audience before, during and after Thanksgiving Day, while also making a positive impact in the community by helping GraceWorks. To find out more, please download our sponsorship packet.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
When registering for the Turkey Trot, you may contribute to the GraceWorks Student Fuel Bag Program. Student Fuel Bags are small bags filled with nutritious and easily prepared food items given to qualifying children of low-income families. Each Friday, teachers discreetly pack the Fuel Bags in the children’s backpacks before they leave for the weekend, helping to supplement their food at home. You may also donate to this program online quickly and securely by visiting here.

Additionally, please consider asking friends and family to sponsor you. Our simple-to-use fundraising page makes it easy to make a positive impact on the lives of struggling Williamson County families by fundraising individually or as a team.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We need awesome volunteers to help the day before or at the event itself, please visit here to see the available opportunities. Show thanks this Thanksgiving to our community by helping make this year’s Turkey Trot the best ever!

Our Sponsors

GraceWorks thanks our sponsors for their generous support of the Turkey Trot.