The Turkey Trot benefiting GraceWorks will include a 10K this year in celebration of the 19th anniversary of the Thanksgiving morning race.
The longer race is an addition to the Trot’s traditional 5K and the 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 include 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).
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.