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Thank you for your interest in the Turkey Day 5k.
The event has been postponed to 2024.
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Letter to participants on 11/09/2023:
This morning, our committee met to discuss this year's upcoming fun run, and we have decided to postpone the event to 2024, but we want to be very transparent with you about our decision and plans for the TurkeyDay5k.
The run was originally formed this summer as the “CoolxDad Fun Run” to support the mission and great things happening at the CoolxDad Organization. About a month ago, we learned that the long-time tradition of the Houston Turkey Trot was canceled suddenly, so we asked the city if we could fill the void and move our event date to Thanksgiving morning, offering an opportunity for runners to participate in a new event.
Since then, we’ve had more interest and support (as we know people are passionate about their Thanksgiving morning activities), but we feel like we are just scratching the surface of the full potential and excitement we could bring to a Thanksgiving morning event. So today, our committee met and it was decided to postpone the event to 2024, which extends the timeline for us to produce a first-time event and allow us to bring much greater attention to the cause we are supporting.
So, here are your options:
#1 Refund: We are happy to provide you with a full refund.
#2 Defer: We are happy to keep you registered for Thanksgiving 2024.
Please respond back to the email and let us know which option you’d like us to proceed with. If it’s a refund, I will initiate your refund within the next few days. The refund will go back to your original payment method.
We are sorry for the bummer, and we hope you will join us in 2024 as we believe we can put on a truly memorable TurkeyDay5k supporting CoolxDad. In the meantime, we ask that you please continue to support the CoolxDad ColorBox Gift Drive. I will attach a flyer below.
We wish you a joyful Thanksgiving and look forward to your continued support in 2024.
TurkeyDay5k Fun Run & CoolxDad Committee
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In 2023, the Houston Turkey Trot was discontinued, leaving a void in our community's holiday events. We are pleased to announce the CoolxDad Run is now officially the TurkeyDay5k - replacing a decades-old Houston tradition.
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join us for the most festive event of the season: the Houston Turkey Day 5K Fun Run! This Thanksgiving morning, let's come together as a community to give thanks, get active, and support a great cause - CoolxDad! Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for some family-friendly fun, this event is for you! We invite runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to join us on Thanksgiving morning just north of Downtown Houston.
Our event proudly supports CoolxDad, an amazing nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering fathers and father figures. Proceeds from this event will go towards CoolxDad's mission of providing essential resources, mentorship, and guidance to dads, helping them be their best role models.
Don't miss out on the Houston Turkey Day 5K Fun Run - where fitness meets family, fun, and philanthropy. Register now, spread the word, and let's make this Thanksgiving one to remember. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of dads and families in need.
See you at the starting line! Gobble on! 🦃
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