Online registration is now open for the 5th Annual South Shore Turkey Trot road race, which will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.
Gather friends, family and neighbors together to race in the South Shore Turkey Trot, a four-mile, family-friendly road race event with younger age categories, costumed runners, and team running. The race benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, a youth development organization providing programs and services to children and families throughout the greater South Shore community.
Race mascot, Elvis Turkey, encourages organizations and groups from the community to form teams, create themes, and dress in costumes to celebrate the holiday.
The South Shore Turkey Trot start and finish line is at South River School, 59 Hatch Street, Marshfield, MA, 02050. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. The four-mile course is flat and quiet through scenic back roads of Marshfield.
Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield employees will host a “Kid Zone” with activities to keep children entertained while parents run the race.
Free Pie for Race Finishers
Top Finishers will receive awards, which will be mailed out after the event. Every finisher of the race will receive a free apple pie provided by Roche Bros.
Canned Food Drive for the Marshfield Food Pantry
Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring a canned good on the day of the race for donation to the Marshfield Food Pantry.
“The race is a wonderful community event and proceeds from it will provide resources for Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s programs and scholarships,” said Jim Bunnell, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. “Our afterschool program and summer camp serves hundreds of working families from all across the South Shore.”
The number of participants in the South Shore Turkey Trot increases each year and last year there were more than 500 runners registered. The race, which is hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, draws runners from other states as well as from over 60 towns throughout Massachusetts. In 2018, more than $23K was raised to support Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s programming and scholarships.
2019 Turkey Trot sponsors include: TJX Foundation; Sigma Mechanical Services; Rand Handy Oil Co.; Marathon Physical Therapy; John Foster Lumber, Co.; South Shore Children Dentistry; Stiles and Associates, LLC; Prop Fuel; ABC Equipment Company, Inc. and Peppermint Twist.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $100- $5000. To sponsor, visit: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=is6nrjcab&oeidk=a07eglxkiy4b41a54b0
The cost of registration (through October 25th) is $28. All registrants will receive a custom event long sleeve t-shirt. To register for the race, visit http://events.racewire.com/south-shore-turkey-trot/
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness.
Currently, the Club serves hundreds of families with children ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old, providing afterschool, vacation week and summer programs, as well as youth athletics, teen, social recreational and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit their website www.marshfieldbgc.com or call 781-834-2582.