Register Now for the Franklin Turkey Trot!

5K Family Fun Run Benefits Franklin Food Pantry

Dust off those running shoes and find your silly turkey hats! Registration is open for the Franklin Turkey Trot and 5K Family Fun Run held Thanksgiving morning. All donations stay local to help feed those in need in our own community. The registration fee of $20, or 20 nonperishable goods, goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry.

kilburn-family-turkey-trot-for-franklin-food-pantryThe event begins and ends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church) at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. The race, open to runners and walkers of all ages, is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and exercise together before their traditional Thanksgiving feast. And, there’s the added benefit of helping to relieve hunger in the community.

“We are inspired by the great turnout for the Franklin race,” said Erin Lynch, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to truly appreciate what they have, but also an occasion to think of others who are struggling to put food on their tables. The Turkey Trot rallies our community to give back and help protect others from the threat of hunger. We, and the 504 households we serve, are grateful to our community for coming out to support us.”

The November 24 race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration can be made online at franklinturkeytrot.org; at the LDS Church from 7 – 9 p.m. the Wednesday before the race; or the morning of the race from 7 – 8 a.m. The first 150 registered runners will receive race t-shirts. While the registration fee of $20 is preferred, individuals have the option of donating 20 nonperishable items to register. The Pantry has a shortage of personal hygiene products, such as toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, feminine products, etc.

For more information, call 508-520-9864 or email franklinturkeytrot@gmail.com.