It’s time to dust off your running shoes or dig the bike out of the back of the garage for the 11th Annual Turkey Trot in Grinnell.
Put the turkey in the oven and come on down to the Merrill Park west shelter house, 11th and Main, on Thursday, Nov. 24. for some early Thanksgiving morning exercise and fun!
All runners, walkers and bicyclists should met at the park at 8:15 a.m. with the group picture being taken at 8:20 a.m. The Turkey Trot will kick off at 8:30 a.m.
There are three routes available – 1 mile - (Main to 10th, 10th to East, East to 8th, 8th to Main, Main back to shelter house); 2 mile - (Main to 10th, 10th to Penrose, Penrose to 8th, 8th to Main, Main back to Shelter House); 5K - (Same as 2-mile route with loop around Ahrens).
No sign up is required for this free event, which is hosted by the Grinnell Running and Recreation group.
“We are a local group of runners/walkers who gather to start the holidays off healthy,” said Bill Ford, who spearheads the event. “We will collect food donations for MICA since we will all have plenty of food around that day and can help those less fortunate.”