Local families have the chance to get active and give back for a community cause on Thanksgiving Day.
The fifth installment of the Delaware Turkey Trot, which will take place Thursday, has established itself as one way to kick-off the holiday season.
New Beginnings United Methodist Church is the host of the event, which began in 2012, and has raised nearly $50,000 for the Autism Society of Central, according to the event’s website.
The fifth installment of the Turkey Trot features two races: the Little Gobbler, for kids age 8 and younger, and the 5K run/walk. The Little Gobbler fee is $15. The registration fee for the 5K run/walk is $40 now through Nov. 25. It increases to $45 on race day.
Race day registration will open at 7 a.m. on Thursday. The Little Gobbler race is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K run/walk to follow.
Each runner will receive a race T-shirt and the top 400 finishers will receive a pumpkin pie. The top female and male finishers will receive an award.
The start line is near the entrance of Dickey’s BBQ and travels on Glenn Road, Mill Road Crossing, Pin Oak Place, Snowberry Drive and Rosemary Run, and a local walking trail. The finish line will be located near the far entrance to Meijer.
Information packets for runners who register ahead of race day will be available for pick up through Wednesday at the New Beginnings office, located at 385 E. William St., or at Second Sole Sports Centre, located at 28 N. Sandusky St. Packets will be available at the church office from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and at the shoe store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during that period.
For information or to register, visit www.delawareturkeytrot.com.