November 19, 2013

Media Advisory

Turkey Trot in-studio interviews available this week

Springfield-Greene County Park Board staff and Developmental Center of the Ozarks staff are available this week for media interviews and in-studio television and radio show appearances.

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 Thursday, Nov. 28, 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 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.