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5k - family friendly on Thanksgiving morning. Come out and enjoy some beautiful trails before sitting down to an excellent Turkey dinner at home. You may even see some Wild Turkeys in the process!
The run/walk will be held at Otsego Regional Park in Otsego, MN. The course is flat to slightly rolling and loops around next to the river and back through some wooded sections. It is a paved course and strollers are welcome, we just ask that you allow runners to pass and are careful maneuvering around other runners.
Bring non-perishable food items or winter clothing donation (gloves, mittens, hats, jackets) for kids or adults and we'll be filling a truck to donate to CAER! (Our local food shelf)
This race is hosted by our local high school nordic ski programs(Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman) and helps to offset costs for our athletes that are not able to afford the expenses. We are a non-profit (501c3) and run on limited funding from the school district as budgets become tighter and tighter. We strive to provide ski equipment for any skier that is unable to purchase it for themselves and we supplement costs for training trips and competitions for those that need it. We also use the fundraiser to purchase uniforms and help outfit the team. (If you are an Elk River Nordic Alumni from years back, you'll be proud to know that the black and grey spacesuits and the candy-cane suits have finally been retired, it only took 35 years.) This is our 12th year! We grew from a small friends/family event of just the team that first year, to almost 400 runners before Covid. So, thank you for joining us, thank you for supporting us, and thank you for continuing to spend your Thanksgiving day with us!
The first 300 registered receive a dri fit-wicking event shirt available in youth, womens, and mens sizing. Register by November 11th to guarantee your choice in size.
If you would like to complete your event virtually this year - you absolutely may! We'll be cheering you on wherever and whenever you choose to complete your 5k!
Packet pick up will be race morning starting at 7:00am.
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Added to our DirectoryNov 2, 2011
Last Updated in our DirectoryOct 15, 2021
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