Triathlon Club to host Turkey Trot

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Several participants in last year’s Turkey Trot donned costumes, including the participant pictured here. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. Photo provided by Karin Kassidy

“Move your feet before you eat” on Thanksgiving at the 2nd annual Turkey Trot.

Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Triathlon and Fitness Club, the Turkey Trot features a non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Fun Run, starting with registration at 8 a.m. at Gault Field. There is no charge; however, participants must sign a waiver to participate. The Club requests donations of canned food to benefit the Salvation Army.

Costumes are encouraged. Commemorative Turkey Trot T-shirts will be sold for $10 with the proceeds supporting the club’s activities. Quantities are limited. Participants can pre-register and order a T-shirt in advance on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the home of Mark Yegsigian at 30224 Longhorn Dr. Early bird registrants will receive a raffle ticket for a free T-shirt, to be awarded on race day.

The 5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk route begins at Gault Field and travels down Hoofbeat Way, turning right on Big Range Road, left on Longhorn Drive to Strawberry Lane and back to the start. The 1K Fun Run will follow the same route but will turn around at Whirlaway Court. The event is not timed but the first place male and female will receive pumpkin pies.

Parking at Gault Field will be limited; participants are asked to park on Longhorn Drive or side streets, avoiding Hoofbeat Way. Complete details, a map of the course, the T-shirt design and a downloadable event waiver can be found on the club’s website at canyonlaketriathlonclub.com.

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