Ridgefield’s 3rd annual Turkey Trot Walk/Run set for Nov. 28

Race participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items when they pick up their race packets on Wed., Nov. 27

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is hosting its third annual Turkey Trot Walk/Run on Thanksgiving Day, Thu., Nov. 28.  Proceeds and donations from the event benefit the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation and the Ridgefield Family Resource Center. 

The race begins at 9 a.m. and includes a 5K and 10K Walk/Run, both of which start and end at Union Ridge Elementary School in downtown Ridgefield.  Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults, $20 for school district staff, and $15 for students (ages 5-18). Registration for the 10K is $30 for adults, $25 for school district staff and $20 for students (ages 5-18).

Go to http://www.ridgefieldpsf.org/events to register online or to download a registration form containing event details.  Registrations received by Nov. 18 will include a T-shirt.

Race participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items when they pick up their race packets on Wed., Nov. 27.  Food items will also be accepted during registration on race day. All food items benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center.  Each food item donated will generate a raffle ticket entry for a drawing to win $100 worth of gift cards for local Ridgefield restaurants.  Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony after the race.

“The Turkey Trot has become a holiday tradition for many in the Ridgefield community.  I love that people look forward to it,” said Georgianna Jones, Foundation member and event organizer.  “It’s an opportunity for families and friends to come together, enjoy nature, get a little exercise, and most importantly, give to others.  We are proud to bring this event to Ridgefield each year.”

The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is grateful for its Presenting Sponsors this year, Krippner, Northwest Funding Group Inc., and the Ridgefield School District and to the many Race Sponsors whose support makes this annual event possible.

Information provided by Ridgefield Public Schools.

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