See you at the Ithaca Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and what better way to start the holiday than by running FLRC’s low-key Turkey Trot with friends and family! Silly hats optional.

Predict how long it will take you to run/jog/walk/crawl 5.5 miles (or any distance you desire) and once you’re done, enjoy baked goods donated by Ithaca Bakery, apples courtesy of Cornell Orchards, and apple cider provided by FLRC. The people with the five closest predictions win a pie from Purity Ice Cream for their Thanksgiving dinner table.

Remember that the Turkey Trot raises money for Loaves & Fishes so they can help feed the less fortunate in our community. Stash some cash in your running gear and drop it in a bucket when you arrive. The suggested donation is $10, but whatever you can afford is appreciated!.

No pre-registration is necessary—you’ll fill out your prediction when you arrive. Please show up at the Ithaca High School cafeteria between 8:00–8:30 AM for the 9:00 AM start, and wear a mask whenever you’re inside. Since only 50 people will be allowed in the cafeteria at any one time, be prepared to spend time outside.

Gobble gobble!

Bruce Roebal, Director
Ithaca Turkey Trot

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If anyone’s running with a stroller and wants company, I’ll be running an alternate, stroller-friendly version of the course with my kids. Starting with the group at IHS, follow the paved path around the school and across to Stewart, then the Waterfront Trail to the golf course with a turnaround halfway down the golf course’s dirt road. Follow the same route back to the finish at IHS. It includes the FLRC Challenge Waterfront 5k course and is about 4.5 miles total.