Olivette gets ready for annual Turkey Trot

September 24, 2018 by  

Although the annual Olivette Turkey Trot won’t take place until Thanksgiving, the city just announced that registration is now open for the event.

This year’s Turkey Trot course is a loop that starts and ends in Stacy Park. Runners will follow a route that leads them over paved residential streets, and then onto a peaceful trail, paved with asphalt. Race timing will be done using the chip system, which measures runners’ time with an RFID chip for accurate results. Chronotrack will handle this aspect of the event.

This is the fifth year for the Trot, which is a 5K Run/Walk. The race is on behalf of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, which serves more than 6,500 people every month. This year, event organizers would like to raise a minimum of $8,000. They could work with a banner printing company to decorate the race course.

Participants will receive a race packet including a race bib, t-shirt, and other fun things. People are encouraged to pick up their packets before the day of the race. They will be available at the Olivette City Center on November 20 and 21, between 8 am and 7 pm the first day, and from 8 am until 5 pm the second. On November 22, participants can find them at Stacy Park, from 7 am until 7.45 am, before the race, which starts at 8 am. Prizes will be awarded at 9.05 am.