On Thursday, November 22, 2018, the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run will celebrate 10 years of gobblin’ on the gravy train.
The 10.3-mile event takes runners, bikers, walkers, and dog-walkers along the scenic stretch of the Root River State Bike Trail from the starting point of Riverside on the Root in Lanesboro, Minn., all the way to Trailhead Inn & Suites in Preston, Minn.
If participants are interested in a shorter route, there is an option to travel from Riverside on the Root to the Old Barn Resort, which is only 4.7 miles.
However, if you choose to go the distance of 10.3 miles, there is a frozen turkey waiting at the finish line for the first individual to show everyone how it’s done.
All participants are responsible for their own transportation following the conclusion of the event.
There is no fee to participate, but participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. Donations will be collected at the start of the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run, and presented to the Fillmore County Food Shelf following the event. Since its inception in 2009, the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run participants have donated over 700 pounds of food to the Fillmore County Food Shelf along with hundreds of dollars in monetary donations.
Rain, sun, snow, or subzero temperatures, the event will still continue on Thanksgiving morning — so participants will want to dress accordingly. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the journey begins at 8 a.m.
Registration is not required, but encouraged. Long-sleeved Fillmore County Turkey Day Run shirts are available for purchase on a pre-order basis only. If you want to be guaranteed to have a shirt, all orders must be processed with prepayment by Tuesday, November 6, 2018. A link to register for the event and pre-order a shirt is accessible at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com/turkey-day-run.