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Another year in the books! The Fourth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race was held on November 20, 2021 with a total of $7602.39 donated to Second Chance Shelter. We were excited to see returning participants as well as some new faces. The Boaz Parks and Recreation Department wants to thank everyone that participated in this event as a sponsor, volunteer, or runner/walker. None of this could have happened without the support of the community! This year, we are excited to announce the Fifth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race will take place Saturday, November 19, 2022! We want to make this year bigger than ever to celebrate FIVE years of the Skinny Turkey! Our Diamond Sponsor, Peoples Independent Bank, presents this event.
As always, this event is all about Second Chance Shelter. They are a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter and so much more! They have amazing sponsor and foster programs for those who are not interested in adoption. Doug and Wanda McGee started Second Chance Shelter in 2008 and they have grown to house and care for over 250 dogs at a time. Their passion for animals is not only obvious but infectious.
Come join us for the Fifth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race and run off those extra holiday pounds through the beautiful Boaz area. The route will follow through Snead State Community College, the Boaz SportsPlex, and Boaz Elementary School on all paved roads with some small hills. The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Neighborhood Center (314 N King St.) with water stations along the route. Finisher medals will be given at the finish line and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group (male and female) will receive prizes at the awards ceremony. Please register by October 23rd in order to be guaranteed a shirt. There will be no refunds, the race will be held rain or shine!
We will have packet pick up Wednesday, November 16th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Fleet Feet Huntsville and Thursday, November 17th, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday, November 18th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Boaz Neighborhood Center. Participants can also pick up packets Saturday, November 19th (race day morning) from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM. The race is administered by the Boaz Parks and Recreation Department. The course is certified, numbers AL18035JE and AL18036JE. Age Groups: 12 &under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over.
"At Second Chance Shelter our Mission is to find loving and lasting homes for adoptable companion animals." The Boaz Parks and Recreation Department is honored to work in partnership with Second Chance Shelter, a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter that saves and houses dogs until they can be adopted to their forever home. They believe every dog has a story and every story deserves a happy ending! Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and their website for more information on how you can change a dog's life today!
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We are excited to announce Peoples Independent Bank as our 2022 Skinny Turkey Diamond Sponsor!
“At Peoples Independent Bank, our mission is to own and manage local independent community banks which have as their utmost goal – personal service. We will strive to offer our customers quality banking products combined with a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. We endeavor to invest a generous portion of our time and finances in the progress and growth of the communities in which we serve. We also are continually searching for new and better ways to meet the financial needs of our communities, whether it be through new banking technology, ongoing education, or simply by listening and responding to our customers’ ever-changing needs. To accomplish our goals we must maintain a foundation of strength and soundness from which to operate. Leadership from our officers and directors and the efficiency of loyal well-trained employees provide this base. In short, our goal is to please our shareholders and customers alike, and live up to our pledge.”
“You’ll Like Banking With Us!”
Please help us to make the Fifth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race one to remember. We would love to speak with you about being a part of this event. If you are interested in setting up a meeting about becoming a 2022 Skinny Turkey Sponsor, please contact Nicole Presley at the Boaz Recreation Center during office hours, Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you!
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The routes will follow through Snead State Community College, the Boaz SportsPlex, and Boaz Elementary School on all paved roads with some small hills. The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Recreation Center with water stations available along the route. The race is administered by the Boaz Parks and Recreation Department. The course is certified, numbers AL18035JE and AL18036JE.
Parking is available at the Boaz Rec Center in 3 areas: the parking lot in front of the main entrance, the side parking lot near the pool entrance, and the parking lot behind the building near the ball fields. Parking is also available across the street from the Rec Center in the Snead State parking lot.
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