November 26, 2020
Join us for the VIRTUAL 43rd running of this amazing Adirondack Coast tradition! Proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Peru Lions Club.
This year's race takes place wherever you are and wherever you'd like to run! The window for running the Peru Turkey Trot begins on Wednesday November 25 at 6am and ends on Thanksgiving Day (11/26) at noon. You can run anytime during this period, but we encourage you to keep the tradition going and run on Thanksgiving morning. On race morning, you'll get a text or email (make your choice during registration--we recommend text, which makes results submission SO easy!). It will include instructions on how to text or email results when you are finished. Run or walk your 5k, 10k, or one-mile race during that time with friends and family (make sure they register!). Your results will be uploaded to the race website and will appear with the hundreds of other Peru Turkey Trot runners who ran with you!
Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women in the 5k and the 10k.
All runners will receive the commemorative 2020 Turkey Trot Hero Fork: Elegant yet sophisticated, the Turkey Trot Hero Fork is a compliment to any Thanksgiving Day meal. Be the talk of the table when you stroll in with your own utensil, forged from the fires of running traditions and food comas. Fend off Uncle Harold for that last biscuit or stab that slice of pumpkin pie with swift and glorious conviction.
Packet pick-up times are Wednesday from 4pm-6pm and Thanksgiving morning from 8am-12pm at the Peru Fire Department parking lot (753 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY). Or, you can opt to have it mailed to you for an extra $3 (You must register before 11/19 for it to arrive before Thanksgiving!).
The Peru Lions Club consists of people who represent a cross section of our community. Chartered in 1945, the Peru Lions Club continues to serve the community in a variety of ways. We live by our motto "WE SERVE" and where there is a need,you will see a Lion. A prime example are the free eye screenings we provide to incoming kindergartners, day cares, any child between the ages of 1 and 5, across upstate NY. While our main goal is to aid the visually impaired and blind, our club contributes to over 18 service projects. 100% of YOUR donation at our Turkey Trot and other fundraisers goes back to your local community. Thank you as always for your support.