The Eighth Annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5K, presented by the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary and sponsored by the Williams Auto Group and Dandy Mini Marts, will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th at 10 a.m.
The free Kids’ Fun Run for ages 10 and under will take place at 9:30 a.m.
The Sayre Turkey Trot 5K and Kids’ Fun Run has become the largest 5K running event in Bradford County, PA. The 7th Annual event held on Thanksgiving morning 2013 attracted its highest attendance to date, with nearly 1,300 participants registered and the Sayre Turkey Trot continues to attract more participants each year from all over the nation.
This year’s event offers participants a new race route, new medal categories and a race tech shirt to all pre-registered runners. On-line pre-registration for 5K event is available at www.sayreturkeytrot.com. This will close November 17.
There will be awards for over-all male and female 5K runners, Master’s male and female 5K runners, Grand Master’s male and female 5K runners, Senior male and female 5K runners, and first Turkey Trot Teams in the categories of all- male, all- female, and mixed gender. New this year, commemorative Sayre Theatre old-fashioned sodas in addition to special turkey-shaped medals, will be presented to the first 3 finishers in their age group, male and female. The first 50 children who finish the Kids’ Fun Run will receive an exclusive Sayre Turkey Trot cowbell. Children will enjoy seeing one of our volunteers dressed as a turkey.
Returning this year is a Race Expo to be held during the Race Packet Pick-up/ Last-minute Race Registration on November 26th in the Guthrie Patterson Auditorium, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre from 4:30 – 7 p.m.
In recognition of the Sayre Theatre’s 100th Anniversary, half of the event proceeds will be donated to the Sayre Theatre for theatre marquee repairs and renovations. Proceeds will also benefit the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary community support, out-reach and hospital projects. A collection of travel-sized toiletries and laundry items from participants on race morning will be donated to the Sayre House of Hope.
For more information about Sayre Turkey Trot, sponsorship opportunities, or to volunteer, contact race director: Beth Herbst at the Sayre Turkey Trot email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like’ us at the Sayre Turkey Trot Facebook page. Visit our website: www.sayreturkeytrot.com.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 155 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.