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Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes

Thu November 23, 2017
Location: Topeka, KS US 66619 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only, Virtual Race
Event Time Price Details
5K Run/Walk
8:30AM CST
1 Mile Fun Walk
8:30AM CST
Virtual 5K N/A
Forbes Field
7016 SE Forbes Ave
Topeka, KS US 66619

Join us on Thanksgiving Day in Topeka for the inaugural Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes!  Most Americans live well enough to enjoy the holidays, but for many of our nation’s Sheep Dogs -former and current Veterans and First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue & EMS professionals) -that is not the case. These courageous men and women put their lives on the line for us each and every day, giving us the gift of protection and security. It’s time for us to give them and their children the gift of a Merry Christmas.

Your participation in (or donation to) the Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes provides the funding needed for our Christmas Outreach program, which gives the children of struggling Sheep Dogs gifts to open at Christmas.

**Registration is now closed**
You can still sign up at packet pick-up or race morning! You can also sign up for the virtual 5K option and pick up your bib at packet-up.

Packet Pick-Up:  Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 2:00-7:00PM in the Combat Air Museum (Bob Dole Education Center).  You may also pick up your packet or register at the race, beginning at 7:30 AM

Event: 2017 Turkey Trot 5K Charity Run, 1-Mile Fun Walk, AND a Virtual 5K.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 23, 2017; registration opens at 7:30 AM. Race start time is 8:30 AM.

Awards:  Award medals will be given to the top male and female in the following categories: 

  • Top Overall
  • 14 and Under
  • 15-19 yrs
  • 20-29 yrs
  • 30-39 yrs
  • 40-49 yrs
  • 50-59 yrs
  • 60+

Location: Combat Air Museum - 7016 SE Forbes Ave (on Forbes Field), Topeka, KS 66619

Participants: This event is open to all runners, walkers, SDIA Members, supporters, sponsors and the general public! All are encouraged to participate and/or attend!

Amenities: In addition to the runs/walk, there will be fun for the entire family!

Virtual Option: To participate in our Virtual Run, simply register and run the 5K on your schedule at the location of your choosing!

Beneficiaries: Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will provide the children of Sheep Dog families in need with toys, clothing, and other necessities this Christmas.

Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit organization that exists to engage, assist and empower the men & women who make up our nation’s military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS professions – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs.” We provide continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends. For Sheep Dogs, “Helping Others is a Way of Life.”  

Entry Fee
Through November 16th: $25 individual & $23 per person for families of three of more
November 16th through Race Day: $30; family pricing not available

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