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Big turnout expected for Turkey Trot

Posted by Geeky Swedes on November 25th, 2009

Thanksgiving morning is the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot and it’s going to be a record-breaker! More than 700 participants are pre-registered for the 5k run/jog/walk which raises money for the Ballard Food Bank.. Given that only a couple hundred people participated last year, organizers were hoping for 500 participants to help raise $6,000 for the food bank. As of earlier this week they’ve already beat their expectations. At the finish line, Inferno Dogs will be serving “Griddles” (think McDonald’s sausage McMuffin) w/ juice at Golden Gardens for a $5 suggested donation with all proceeds going to the Food Bank. The registration is closed, but you can still show up and pay $20 to join in the fun. The 5k starts at 9 a.m. at NW 85th & 32 Ave NW. Here’s a look at the route.

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19 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 gooner // Nov 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i always thought it was a bad idea to use the word “trot” with reference to a food.

    here is to nobody getting the turkey trots tonight.

  • 2 jeffo // Nov 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    that's ALOT of runners for an 'open course'

    hope they're able to handle those kinds of numbers

    congrats for a succesful fund drive!

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