The Taos Turkey Trot, the annual 5K Road Race and Fun Run/Walk, is coming up on Saturday, November 22. Get over there and register right now. Why register early, you might be asking? Because you’ll be saving money, that’s why! (Check out the full registration breakdown here.) Register by November 21 and save $5 off what you’d pay for race-day registration.
You can register either as a team or as an individual. The timed race will start at 9:30am, with the fun run starting at 9:35. For added adorableness, there’s a KidsK — a 3K starting at 10:45 (every participant in the KidsK will receive an award — an awesome way to brainwash your kids into enjoying running from an early age!). And don’t forget to bust out your favorite running costume, because there will be prizes awarded for the Best Costume (prizes will also go to overall male and female winners, top three in age groups 17 and under and 18 and over, and random bib-number drawings).
This event is brought to you by the Taos Sports Alliance. Twirl Toy Store will also be bringing a free crafts area to the Youth and Family Center from 9 – 11:30am, so the non-runners in the bunch can hang out and create stuff while the rest of the family pounds the pavement.
The Turkey Trot benefits the Get Fit Taos Kids project, a collaboration between Holy Cross, TCCY, and Aurafitness that works with “8 – 14 year olds who are overweight and at risk of developing co-occurring diseases such as diabetes.” In other words: a really wonderful program helping make our community healthier from some of our youngest residents on up.
The race starts and ends at the Taos Youth and Family Center. LiveTaos and KNCE will be out there playing tunes and MCing the event, so we’ll see you there!
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Timed 5K Road Race – 9:30am | Community 5K Fun Run/Walk – 9:35am | Kids 3k – 10:45am
Taos Youth & Family Center
407 Paseo del Canon, East
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Check out the 5k (3.1 mile) course here.
For the Kids 3k, participants will run from the Taos Youth & Family Center east parking lot up a dirt trail, they will be turned around with a high five at the halfway point and race back to the starting point.
RACE START TIME:
9:30am – Timed 5k Road Race
9:35am – Community 5k Fun Run/Walk (costumes encouraged!)
10:45am – Kids 3k
• Overall male and female winners of the timed 5k will receive a special award. Gobble. Gobble.
• Top three in age groups awarded: 17 and under (male and female), 18 and over (male and female)
• Best Costume – Judging and awards for best costume will be done during the Awards Ceremony
• Bib Number Drawing for Prizes
• Awards include Taos Ski Valley Lift Tickets, Pies from KOKO Coffee, Deli, Carry Out, Gorge Bar & Grill Gift Certificate, The Good Sole Gift Certificate, Turkeys from Cid’s Food Market.