Festival to host 11th annual Turkey Trot
For the Hub City Times
GREEN BAY – The 11th annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot, will be held Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at 8 a.m.
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot, held every Thanksgiving morning since 2008, began when Festival Foods wanted to host an event to directly benefit local nonprofits in their communities. At the same time, the family- and employee-owned grocer wanted to use the event to promote fun, family time, and fitness. Since that first year, Festival Foods has partnered with YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs, who contribute to the event by encouraging employees to serve in a variety of roles on race day.
Festival Foods associates also volunteer in great numbers, contributing over 200 hours in pre-event planning and event-day coordination. The 2017 event, held in 10 locations with a total of 31,658 participants, raised $315,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs located in communities served by Festival Foods. Over the event’s 10-year span, fundraising for these Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs has totaled $2,245,000.
Participants can choose from a timed five-mile run, an untimed two-mile fun run/walk, or a two-mile “Dog Jog.”
To register, visit FestivalFoodsTurkeyTrot.com.