Scheels Turkey Trot
Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day
Before you settle in for a day of Thanksgiving feasting and football, head to the Scheels Turkey Trot for a large serving of healthy family fun. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at Scheels and Sparks Marina, this annual running and walking event is a great way to burn calories and give back to the community.
“Turkey Trot has been bringing families together and promoting a healthy community for years,” said Tanja Ramociotti, Sparks Recreation Specialist and director of the race. “By attending the annual Scheels Turkey Trot, you can add a new twist to your Thanksgiving tradition — getting some exercise while giving back to the community.”
According to Ramociotti, proceeds from the event’s registration fees benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and the City of Sparks Youth Scholarship Fund receives $2 per entry.
“Participants can choose to do either the timed 10K run or the two-mile untimed walk or run around the Sparks Marina,” said Ramociotti. “The 10K, which equates to a little more than six miles, uses city streets, as well as the local bike path. Both the 10K and the two-mile events will start and finish in the parking lot of Scheels.”
Every runner and walker will receive a commemorative long-sleeve souvenir shirt, fruit and refreshments. Those who wish to participate in the second annual Turkey Trot costume contest are encouraged to walk or race in garb that fits the Thanksgiving Day theme.
“Participants have dressed up as turkeys, pilgrims and even a few politicians,” said Ramociotti. “A favorite was a father and son dressed up as a turkey and as a carving plate with a carving knife.”
For more information, call 775-353-7898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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