Turkey Day 5k

If you’re looking for a little less “wobble” after you gobble, before you sit down at the table with your friends and family, head out with them and join the the Parker community at Parker Recreation’s annual Turkey Day 5K Run/Walk. Held at the Recreation Center, this scaled down version of the Town’s 5K race series is a non-sanctioned event and unofficially timed but all participants will receive the commemorative multifunctional headwear and have chances to win additional prizes. Plus, you’ll feel a lot less guilty about the extra helping of stuffing or slightly bigger sliver of pie after you’ve crossed that finish line earlier in the day!

The Turkey Day 5K runners’ course consists of a loop through the community while the walkers’ course will be an out-and-back route. Due to the popularity of this constantly growing event, the run/walk course has been slightly revamped for this year’s race. For a map of the routes, go to parkerrec.com. As always, little racers are welcome to get in on the fun as well and strollers are welcome on the course but organizers ask that walkers and runners please leave their dogs, bikes and scooters at home for this event. Parking for this very popular event will be limited so it is highly encouraged for participants to carpool.

The Turkey Day 5K is held rain, snow or shine, and knowing Colorado, participants could see all three on race day. Due to the unpredictability of our ever changing forecasts, there are no refunds issued due to weather but half the fun of outdoor events in Colorado is one does never know if they’ll be playing in the sun or snow!

If you missed out on early registration, there is still time to get in on some serious Turkey Trot fun. Standard registration ($20) is available through November 21st at noon and if it’s a last minute decision, you can register as a walk-up participant on race day for $25. Early race packet pick up will be available at title sponsor RNK Running and Walking (13019 South Parker Rd.), the Friday through Wednesday prior to race day, or you can pick up your packet at the event beginning at 6:45am on race day.

We should all be thankful to live in this amazing community, so what better way to start off Thanksgiving day than to join your neighbors for a walk (or run) in our amazing town in Parker’s Turkey Day 5K! For more information on the Turkey Day 5K, additional sponsorship information and volunteer opportunities or to register to run (or walk) go to www.parkerrec.com/1167/Turkey-Day-5K-Fun-RunWalk.

Parker Rec’s Turkey Day 5K Fun Run/Walk with
RNK Running & Walking
November 22rd – Thanksgiving Day
Parker Recreation Center – 17301 E. Lincoln Avenue 8:00am

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