The 2020 Turkey Trot had a wonderful turn out! Because of the wonderful people in this community, our total was $1,536 and 449 food items!

The 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Thanksgiving morning, November 26. WeRunMV will be hosting this event. This year’s event will be a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will offer three start times this year: 8 AM race will be timed; 8:30 AM run/walk & 9 AM run/walk. Each time will gather 5 minutes prior to start. Participants are requested to wear masks and social distance before and after the race. The race will begin and end at the entrance of the Chapel on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  

To keep our registration contact-free, we are not having a registration or bibs this year. Participants will enter at the main entrance of MVNU. Volunteers will meet them to direct them to the chapel parking lot where they will drive through, drop off their food or money donation into a can or basket. Participants will remain in their cars until race time. Participants are asked to wear masks up to and after their race/walk. Sanitation tables will be available at the starting line and the finish line. Participants are instructed to go directly to their vehicle once the race is complete (if they are waiting on someone, they must wait in their vehicle) 

This FREE event is designed for runners and walkers of all ages. Cash and food donations will be collected for the local Food for the Hungry Drive and donated to the Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services. This is a fun event that gives you a wonderful start to your Thanksgiving Day. What better way to count your blessings than to run or walk with friends and give to others?! Plus, this race will help you make room for all the turkey and other great food you are going to eat later in the day. This event is open to everyone and canines are welcome!

For more information, contact Scott Burgess at 740-326-0750.  


For every $1.00 we raise, our community partner agencies can purchase $9.00 worth of food from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. It typically takes around $64.00 to feed a family of 4 for 3 days. Mid-Ohio Food Bank can do that for just $9.00!  

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