The Plymouth Turkey Trot, a 4.77 mile run that starts at the Plymouth waterfront, is looking for volunteers to help the first-year race, which takes place on Thursday, November 22 at 7:30am.
“Plymouth has more Thanksgiving road races than any town in the country. That not only creates a friendly competition to attract runners, it makes it a bit of a challenge to get volunteers to help run these races,” said Dubin, spokesperson for the Plymouth Turkey Trot. “Besides being a new race, the Plymouth Turkey Trot is the first race of the day on Thanksgiving. Most of the volunteers will probably be done in time to see the opening kickoff at the Plymouth North/South game.”
Volunteers are needed for race planning, fundraising and race day activities ranging from registration, water stations, security and more. If interested, send an e-mail to email@example.com with “Volunteer” in the subject line.
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.
“Volunteers are really the backbone of any race of this nature, but particularly a first year race” said Dubin. “We’ve had a very strong core of volunteers participate in the other Thanksgiving Day race we run, the Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k Run and Walk, and we’re sure that enthusiasm will carry over to the Plymouth Turkey Trot.”
The third annual Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5k Run and Walk 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 are interested in volunteering for either or both the Plymouth Turkey Trot or the Thanksgiving Day Turkey 5k, please contact Steve Dubin at 781-582-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.