November 19, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Turkey Trot Early Bird registration closes Friday, 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22 is the deadline for Early Bird discount race registration for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held Thanksgiving morning in downtown Springfield.

Early-bird registration is $20 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and younger, and is available:

Early Bird registration closes Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. Registration remains closed until the day before the race.

On-site registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., in downtown Springfield. On-site registration continues 6:15-7 a.m. on race day. On-site registration is $25/adults and $20/children.

Packet pick-up also takes place Wednesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., in downtown Springfield. Packet pick-up continues 6:15-7 a.m. on race day.

Turkey Trot is Springfield's largest timed 5K race of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting 9,007 participants in 2012. The event takes place at 8 a.m. in downtown Springfield and the MSU campus, and is held rain, snow or shine. Proceeds benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and Springfield-Greene County Park Board's Scholarship Fund. The event also serves as a food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest.

For registration, FAQs, a race route map and more information, visit parkboard.org or call the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's Killian Sports Complex at 417-837-5817.

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176, or 417-224-5510.