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Annual Turkey Trot 5K planned

Nov. 5, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 47th annual Turkey Trot 5K race is open to runners, walkers and spectators of every age Saturday, Nov. 20.

Register now (until 2 p.m. Nov. 18)
WMU Turkey Trot 2010

Photo of WMU Turkey Trot 5K race.The non-certified Turkey Trot course winds through the University's West Campus, with a start and finish line in the Student Recreation Center's indoor tennis courts area. Packet pickup and late registration will take place from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., and the race will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Registration is $15 in advance and $20 on race day. Online registration closes at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

T-shirts and awards

All runners will receive a T-shirt and will be timed using chip technology provided by Great Lakes ChampionChip. Prizes will be awarded for both men and women in five-year age categories, as well as 14 and under and 60 and over.

Results will be posted online at greatlakeschampionchip.com.

Canned-food donations

Participants are encouraged to bring canned-good donations to benefit Loaves and Fishes of Kalamazoo. Last year, participants contributed more than 800 pounds of food.

For more information and to register, visit Turkey Trot online or call WMU's intramural sports office at (269) 387-3743.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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