Milford Turkey Trot

Join us on 11/24/2022

Milford Turkey Trot Race Description

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Join us for the 2nd annual Milford Turkey Trot at 9:00 AM Thanksgiving morning along Gulf Street, Buckingham Ave and New Haven Ave. All are welcome so please spread the word and make this an event to remember.

100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly to local Milford, CT charities: The Calf Pen Meadow PTA (https://sites.google.com/milforded.org/calf-pen/home), Purple Pantry Boxes (https://purplepantryboxes.com/) and Beth-El Center (http://www.bethelmilford.org/)

Feel free to run/walk alone, with your kids, with strollers, or even with your pets on leashes as all routes are on Milford sidewalks. No roads will be closed for this event, all street laws must be followed by participants at all times. It is not a race, it is a fun run/walk charity event, be safe at all times.

This casual 3+ mile run/walk starting at James Park (Gulf Street and New Haven Avenue) starts out heading South past Gulf Beach, makes the first turn next to Calf Pen Meadow heading Northwest on Buckingham Avenue and the last turn near Jimmy's Apizza heading West on New Haven Avenue creating a full loop back to James Park. If 3 miles is too far for you or your little ones, two shorter out and back options will be clearly marked heading the same direction to Gulf Beach. One is 1 mile total and the second going all the way to Gulf Beach is exactly 2 miles. Both have sidewalks the entire way making it a wonderful run/walk for any age and ability.

Online advanced registration is $12 per adult and $5 per school aged child until July 1st. $15 per adult and $8 per school aged child until September 1st. As we get closer to race day, the costs increase. Unfortunately no in-person registration the day of the event can be supported at this time. 

Virtual participants are also encouraged to join the fun remotely on Turkey Day. You can still support the great cause and get some exercise in before eating your Thanksgiving food by registering as a virtual participant.

Volunteers and sponsors are necessary for the event to be successful. If you can support in this front, please reach out to Tor at Tor.Blackstad@gmail.com with the email title including the words "Milford Turkey Trot".

There will be an early packet pickup. The details have not been worked out yet but we will ensure everyone that registers before November 2nd will receive a race shirt and race packet this year.

Remember to bring your “shelf stable” food items for the Purple Pantry Boxes donation. All shelf stable food is appreciated but the most desired items include tuna, peanut butter, nuts, sardines, canned ham, soup, milk, cereal hot and cold, protein drinks, water, toilet paper, and hand/feet warmers.  The last 2 items are not food, as you noticed.  These are used in the 4 pantries around Milford that are primarily taking care of homeless people in our community. 

Here are some numbers to give you an idea of the impact this great organization has on Milford; they distribute 350 pieces of food a day into the pantries in Milford, this includes 126 cans of tuna each week, 63 jars of peanut butter each week, 126 cans of soup each week, and 140 loaves of bread each week. Purple Pantry in the News

With so many people coming together on Thanksgiving for this great event, we can really make a difference for both the Calf Pen Meadow community and those that need food the most. Thank you for your support and looking forward to trotting with all of you.

 

Safety Note: No roads have been closed for this event. All participants are expected to stay on the sidewalks and follow all road laws at all times. This is not a race; this is a fun run/walk for charity. Please focus on safety first and have fun. Respect the community, people’s yards and the beautiful route we will all be enjoying.

 

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Event Sponsors:

 

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Acadia

 

Zeiss

 

Sherri

 

Michelle

 

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COVID Safety Plan:

Social distancing and masks will be required before, during and after the event. Walk/run participants may remove their masks when out on the course but are encouraged to maintain social distancing at all times to prevent any transmission of germs. Participants will start in waves based on the selected route length and the anticipated speed to ensure the fastest runners are in front followed by the slower walkers in back reducing potential contact between participants. There will be no on-site registration and no post-race awards or gathering this year. No food or drink can be provided by the race so please be sure to bring your own source of nutrients and hydration if you anticipate these will be needed during the event. Hand sanitizer will be available free of charge for the community to use as needed.

Please note that while our plan is to conduct the Turkey Trot in person, we are subject to the direction and authority of all State and local health authorities. Should the Federal Government, State of Connecticut, City of Milford or other heath authority issue any directive that such activities like the Turkey Trot cannot or should not move forward in person, the Turkey Trot reserves the right to alter the event to virtual with or without notice. Should the Turkey Trot alter to a virtual event, no refunds shall be provided to any runners or participants.

 

 


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  • Location: Milford, CT 06460
  • Race Date: 2022/11/24 09:00:00 AM (Thursday)
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Great organization and I am happy to support a local event to make the neighborhood and community a better place. It is an easy course for anybody and everybody to enjoy and have fun!

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