Early Bird registration has started for this year’s Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run, benefitting GraceWorks.
Now in its 15th year, the Nov. 26 race is designed for families looking to run off a few calories and have fun, as well as serious runners wanting a certified course to train for longer races. Last year, 2,884 people participated, making it the largest stand-alone 5K in Middle Tennessee.
The 5K, which is run on a USATF certified course, will begin at 8 a.m. at D1 Sports Training, 7115 S. Springs Dr., just south of CoolSprings Galleria. Participants run or walk throughout the Cool Springs area. The Fun Run for ages 9 and younger starts at 9 a.m.
The community-wide event raises money for GraceWorks, which provides immediate and long-term resources for Williamson County families in need. In 2014, GraceWorks served families with 40,906 needs valued at $3.5 million. More than $1 million was distributed in food alone.
Early Bird registration fees for the 5K through Oct. 31 are $30. The cost increases to $35 from Nov. 1-23. Registration Nov. 25 and 26 is at D1 Sports Training, and the cost is $40. The price for the Fun Run is $10.
A team/family discount is $5 off each additional participant after the first two are registered. To qualify for the discount, all team members must register online at the same time.
Sponsorships are also available. More information about registration, sponsorships and the event itself are available at www.turkeytrotfranklin.com.