How do you determine the success of a road race? Is it profit? Number of runners and/or sponsors? For organizers of the first ever Plymouth Turkey Trot, they are already considering the race a triumph even before a runner has crossed the start line thanks to its recent partnership with myTEAM TRIUMPH – Cape Cod, a 501(c)3 Charity.
myTEAM TRIUMPH (mTT) is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races. myTEAM Triumph provides all the equipment needed to allow these individuals to participate, including boats and harnesses for the swim, trailers for the bike and chairs for the run. The Plymouth Turkey Trot, a 4.77 mile run on Thanksgiving morning in Plymouth, Mass., has announced it will waive the $20 entry fee for all myTeam Triumph participants.
“What runner has not seen the legendary Dick and Rick Hoyt and not been inspired by father pushing son mile after mile?” said Steve Dubin, spokesman for Plymouth Turkey Trot. “We’re delighted to partner with myTEAM TRIUMPH of Cape Cod, an organization that was created because of the inspiration of the Hoyts, and help make that experience possible for others.”
The participants with disabilities are known as “Captains,” and the athletes who have the honor of pushing and pulling the Captains on the course are called their “Angels.” mTT helps these competitors to participate in following events:
- Half Marathons
“We can’t thank Plymouth Turkey Trot enough for providing us this opportunity,” said Marry Liz Nogueras, Executive Director of myTEAM TRIUMPH – Cape Cod. “Thanksgiving road races have become a new holiday tradition and we’re quite grateful to give our Captains and Angels the chance to participate in the newest Thanksgiving Day road race in America’s hometown.”
The Plymouth Turkey Trot starts at Memorial Park on the Waterfront at Plymouth Rock at 7:30am. The 4.77 mile course offers scenic views of the Plymouth’s picturesque oceanfront, and passes several historical sites including Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill and The Mayflower. The cost to register is $20 before November 1. Prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s winners in several age groups.
For complete information, on the Plymouth Turkey Trot, visit www.plymouthturkeytrot.com.
In addition to the new Plymouth Turkey Trot, three other road races will take place in Plymouth. Those include the Plymouth Turkey Trot’s sister race, the third annual Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k on Thanksgiving morning, the Turkey Chase for Charity and America’s Hometown’s Thanksgiving Race the latter two taking place during the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
The third annual Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k kicks off from the Village Racquet and Fitness Center, at Pine Hills, 30 Gold Drive, Plymouth at 9:30 a.m. rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning. The course includes the oldest road in America, Old Sandwich Road. This race site was the original trail used by Pilgrims and Native Americans in the 1600’s as they traveled from Plymouth to Sandwich, Mass. Cost is $20 online until November 1.
All participants will receive a custom finishers’ medal. T-Shirts, designed by professional graphic artists, will be given to all 1,000 runners.
For complete information visit http://thanksgivingdaypilgrim5k.yolasite.com.
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring either the Plymouth Turkey Trot or the Thanksgiving Day Turkey 5k, please contact Steve Dubin at 781-582-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.