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Under Two Weeks Left for Early Bird Registration, 19th Annual Turkey Trot

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This Thanksgiving you could burn a few extra calories for a cause before enjoying all of those Thanksgiving goodies!
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie, turkey and stuffing…delicious Thanksgiving traditions can do a number on your waistline! This Thanksgiving you could burn a few extra calories before enjoying all of those Thanksgiving goodies at the Turkey Trot!

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reminds those who are planning to take the trot that there are just less than two weeks left for early bird registration. The early bird discount makes the price $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger.

Registration is available online at parkboard.org, by mail, or in person at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Administration office (1923 N. Weller Ave).

Early bird registration will close Friday, November 22nd at 5:00 p.m and remain closed until the day before the race.

This is the 19th year for the Turkey Trot, it is the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, last year the holiday event attracted 9,007 participants.

Each year the 5K run/walk is held rain, snow or shine and proceeds benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Scholarship Fund. The event also serves as a food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest, canned goods can be donated on race day at the Springfield Expo Center.

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