Folsom Turkey Trot Takes Place Thanksgiving Morning

November 21st, 2017 by

The Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving tradition that reminds us the importance of helping the local community. Whether it’s raising money for a local food locker or national charity, Turkey Trots invite people to use the Thanksgiving holiday to give something back.

Folsom’s event takes place Thursday morning and benefits Twin Lakes Food Bank and the Never In Our Town youth scholarship. Some proceeds also go to the Johnny Cash Trail.

Turkey Trots have been a longstanding tradition in the United States that predates the National Football League’s slate of afternoon games. The first Turkey Trot is believed to have occurred in Buffalo, New York in 1896, according to the YMCA.

Henry A. Allison was one of six runners who ran the five-mile dirt track that Thanksgiving Day. He took first place, and a tradition was born.

Folsom’s Turkey Trot begins with a 10k at 8:50 a.m. and a 5k at 9:10 a.m. The event takes place at Folsom Lions Park/Rodeo Park at 403 Stafford St.

Registration is $38 and no day-of registration is allowed. Less than 750 available spots remain. Sign up today.

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