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Despite the unusual year we had in 2020, the Third Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race was a huge success! We were able to donate $9,500 to Second Chance Shelter, increasing the amount from 2019. Doug and Wanda from Second Chance were blown away by the donation. This year, we are excited to announce the Fourth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race will take place Saturday, November 20, 2021! This event will benefit Second Chance Shelter. Our Diamond Sponsor, Peoples Independent Bank, presents this event.
What do you know about Second Chance Shelter? They are a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter, right? Essentially, that does describe this organization but they are that 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 also infectious.
Come join us for the Fourth 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. There will be no refunds, the race will be held rain or shine!
We will have packet pick up Thursday, November 18th, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday, November 19th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Boaz Neighborhood Center. Participants can also pick up packets Saturday, November 21st (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 2021 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.”
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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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