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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wilmington, Ohio's Turkey Trot 5k Race and Children's Events

Don’t drive out of town to run a race this year on Thanksgiving Day. Stay in Wilmington, Ohio and support local businesses and Wilmington’s parks and trails by running in the 4th annual Turkey Trot 5k race! This event is hosted by the Friends of the Wilmington Parks.
There will be lots of activities for children and families. Close to 200 runners/walkers participated in last year’s event. Let’s make this year’s event even bigger. Adults and older children can run/walk while little ones stay behind and chase the giant turkey and play games in the warm YMCA gym with adult supervision.
Pre-register by November 19 to be sure you are guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts ARE NOT guaranteed on race day!! We keep our costs low by not wasting money. We need to know approximately how many people will show up so let us know! You can contact me, Heather Harmon, at with questions or to pre-register.
All of the supplies for this race are bought locally supporting Wilmington area businesses.
Schedule of events:
8:00 a.m.
– Registration will begin at the Clinton County YMCA on Elm Street.
8:30a.m. - Children’s events will begin and will continue throughout the race. Sign your little one up for the Turkey Chase for children 6 and under, ¼ mile sprint, Turkey Tag and other fun games. Kids will then be taken into the warm YMCA gym to play games with adults while parents run the 5K race. All of the children’s events are free of charge!
9:00a.m. - The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day).
10:00-10:30 – Medals will be awarded to the top two runners of each male/female age group.

Adults -
$17 to pre-registered adults and $20 after Nov 19.
Students - $15 to pre-registered students and $18 after Nov 19.
Children – all kids events and activities are FREE of charge so bring the little ones. Prizes will be awarded to all children!

Volunteers needed! Can’t run this year? Then why not volunteer and cheer your loved ones on. Volunteers have just as much fun as the participants. Help us out by contacting Heather Harmon for more information on volunteering.

To register, go to this link at to register Register by November 19th to guarantee a t-shirt! Contact Heather Harmon at 937-218-0018 or at

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