No worries about gaining Thanksgiving pounds this year if you sign up for the Turkey Trot 5K.
Early bird registration is now open at turkeytrotfranklin.com for the Thanksgiving morning event that benefits GraceWorks. The race, in its 16th year, is now the largest stand-alone 5K in Tennessee with more than 3000 runners last year.
Early bird fees are $30 per runner until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. Teams receive an additional discount. The cost increases to $35 per runner from Nov. 1-21. Registration Nov. 23 and 24 at D1 will be $40 per runner.
The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 24 at D1 Sports Training, 7115 S. Springs Drive, just south of the CoolSprings Galleria. The course is USATF certified and winds through the area surrounding the mall. A Kids Fun Run for ages 9 and younger will start at 9 a.m.
Awards in the 5K will be presented to the top three male and female overall, Top Three Masters male and female, and Top Three male and female runners in age groups 9 and under, 10-14 and in five-year increments up to age 80 and over.
GraceWorks is a Williamson County nonprofit providing immediate and long-term resources to people in need since 1995. Through a network of committed volunteers, community partners, and donors, GraceWorks provides programs such as food, utility and rent assistance, senior transportation, weekend healthy food items for at-risk youths and other services. In 2015 GraceWorks served 50,069 needs valued at $4.5 million.