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Louisville’s 2013 Turkey Day Run

The holiday season is approaching fast, and many Louisville residents have already developed the giving spirit that comes with it. This November 28th, the Louisville YMCA will sponsor their 43rd annual Turkey Day Run. Charitable donations for this event will help aid families who would otherwise be unable to afford YMCA services and activities for their children. Participating in this event is a great way to give back to the community, enjoy a little family friendly fun, and burn off some of those inevitable Turkey Day dinner calories.

Louisville Turkey Day Run
by Brian Cribb

Event Details:

  • Location: 9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223
  • Date: November 28, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Starts at $15

Turkey Day Race Information:

There are three different races you can sign up for. One race is a short run, the other is a longer run, and the third is designed for children. Each race varies slightly in start times, registration fees and distance.

  • 1.5 Mile Fun Run: This is a short run designed for fun loving sprinters. Registration starts at $15 plus a $2.50 sign up fee. This race will begin at 8:30 am on Thursday November 28th.
  • 10 K Run: This race is for the distance runner with lots of endurance to spare. Registration starts at $20 plus a $2.50 sign up fee. This race is also scheduled for Thursday, November 28th at 8:30 am.
  • Kids Turkey Trot: This race lets the children in on the action. The registration fee is $15 per child plus a $2.50 sign up fee. This race begins a bit later, with a starting time of 9:30 am. T-shirts, trophies and other prizes will be made available for participants.

For the past 40 plus years, Louisville, Kentucky residents have come to the YMCA to show their respect and to make conscious efforts toward a fitness driven community. Participating in this event is a fun pay to pass on charitable contributions to fitness lovers in the area. It is also a great way to shape up before shoveling down the turkey. Whether your preference is a short sprint, a long run, or you just want to put your kiddies in the trot, this is one event that’s sure to raise spirits and keep the adrenaline pumping.

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