September 18, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Prepare to run a 5K through Training for the Trot

Beginning runners interested in running a 5K race are encouraged to sign up for Training for the Trot, an eight-week course culminating with Springfield's 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk.

The course is designed for first-time race runners of all ages with little or no experience. Participants train with a group at Chesterfield Park, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-7 p.m. Athletic shoes and outdoor running attire are required.

Participants receive a special Training for the Trot t-shirt and will be registered for the Turkey Trot, held Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 28,) 8 a.m., in downtown Springfield.

Registration is $45 per person. Registration will be accepted until Oct. 1 at Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Road, Springfield.

For more information, call the Chesterfield Family Center at 417-891-1616. 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.