2023 Blacksburg Turkey Trot and The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash
Venue: Downtown Blacksburg, Blacksburg
Organizations: VA Momentum
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Event Types: Sports, Family Friendly, Charity
Blacksburg Turkey Trot:
• Advance Registration: $30.00
• Packet Pick-Up Registration: $35.00

Gobble Gobble Kids Dash: $20.00

VA Momentum presents the 5th Annual Blacksburg Turkey Trot and The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash on Thursday, November 23, 2023 starting and ending near the intersection of Draper Road and Roanoke Street in downtown Blacksburg, VA.

Race Schedule:
• 8:00 AM: Gobble Gobble Kids Dash Begins
• 8:15 AM: Announcements & National Anthem
• 8:30 AM: Blacksburg Turkey Trot Begins

The Blacksburg Turkey Trot is the perfect mix of fun and fitness on Thanksgiving morning. The 5k course is designed with all skill levels of walkers and runners in mind! It’s ideal for first-timers and veteran runners alike. The Turkey Trot is a professionally timed event (you’ll receive a race bib and chip timing device at packet pickup), but don’t let that deter you from coming dressed in your favorite Thanksgiving-themed running gear!

The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash is a can’t-miss tradition for kids on Thanksgiving. They’ll be energized by the roar of the crowd and feel the freedom of wind in their face as they run through the streets of Blacksburg. Kids Dash participants will finish prior to the start of the Blacksburg Turkey Trot. Note: One parent may run with any child 8 or younger.

The Blacksburg Turkey Trot features a 5K course that runs throughout Blacksburg via the Huckleberry Trail. The Kids Dash is a 1/2 mile out-and-back course, beginning at the start line.

The 5K course will not only provide water stations, but pumpkin pie stations!

Awards will be given to first place male and female finishers in multiple age groups.

The cost is $30.00 for the Blacksburg Turkey Trot before the race and $35.00 for day of registration. The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash is $20.00 not including online processing fees.

To register online, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=80606.

Online registration closes on Tuesday, November 21st. Packet pick-up registration will be available in-person during packet pickup on Wednesday, November 22nd for $35.00. There will be no race day signup available.

All race packets must be picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd from 12:00-6:00 PM at Cassell Coliseum. There will be no race day pickup.

Sign up by Sunday, November 12th to guarantee you get a long sleeve Thanksgiving Turkey Trot shirt. After this date, remaining shirts will be given on a first come first served basis, based on time of registration.

There will be a canned food collection and non-perishable food drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Each participant is asked to bring one canned good or non-perishable to packet pickup. More than one item is welcomed and encouraged.

Strollers and leashed pets are welcome.

VA Momentum is a social enterprise created by two buddies who share a bond over energizing the community for good. It's most important to us that people of all skill levels and backgrounds feel welcome at our events and that we create a sense of community around being active. We build an audience for our partner businesses and charities.

VA Momentum has provided us with entrepreneurial autonomy we take seriously. We don't keep it a secret that we are a for-profit, for-purpose organization whose obligation is acting for the benefit of society and the benefit of our families at the same time.



For more information, visit: https://vamomentum.com/blacksburg-turkey-trot/ or https://vamomentum.com/race-details/ or https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Blacksburg/2019BlacksburgTurkeyTrot or email events@vamomentum.com.
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