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3rd Annual Turkeys on the Trail

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ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre

2909 113 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5W 4S1

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We're BACCCCKKK for the third year of Turkeys and we are so excited to be able to do this event again! In the past 2 years, we have collected 2016 kg of food and $3738 in monetary donations thanks to YOUR generosity! The Edmonton Food Bank has seen an increase this year in use of its services; they are now handing out over 20,000 hampers per month, plus providing support for over 230 partner agencies. With so many in need, how could we not do this event again?

The entry fee is the same as last year: ONE FROZEN TURKEY OR// FESTIVE DRY GOODS with 100% of the proeeds going to the Edmonton Food Bank.

The event will be running from our NEW VENUE at the ACT centre in Rundle Park, and will include a 5 km, 10 km and 25 km course. NEW THIS YEAR: We have added a 2km kids race (or for adults that like to walk) These trails will challenge you and allow you to see some of the best that Edmonton's river valley has to offer.

We also plan to host post-race fun like last year, including sponsor booths, a mini-market, and both raffle and draw prizes available.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 26 at the ACT centre!


FAQs

What time are the different distance runs starting?

25 km START: 8:30 AM

10 km START: 10:00 AM

5 km START: 10:30 AM

2km START: 10:45 AM

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are two large parking lots directly SW of the building at the event that will be more than ample parking for everyone attending. We encourage carpooling though!

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Last year many asked if the routes were stroller/chariot friendly. The 2km race will definitely be chariot friendly...and the 5km will be mostly chariot friendly, with the possibility of some small amount of trail that you could skip.

Dogs-we welcome dogs to run the event with you while on leash! Unfortunately the venue is not pet-friendly so your pets will not be able to come into the venue after the event. Please plan for this as we also don't want anyone leaving their pets in their vehicle when it is very cold out.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the race director via email at
rd.turkeysonthetrail@gmail.com

What is the course like?

The course will mainly consist of double track gravel trails, but being as it is winter, these trails may or may not have ice or snow on them. There will be a little bit of pavement, but essentially we are aiming for this to be about 80% trail, 20% paved. The 2km and 5km will have the most pavement and stretch from Rundle Park to Sunridge Ski Chalet; the 10 km and 25 km being a mix of double-track, single-track and little pavement stretching across Rundle, Strathcona Science Park, Goldbar, Capilano and Dawson Park.

Can I change my distance if needed?

Yes, we do allow you to change your distance up til midnight on Thursday, November 23th. After that all distances are final. If you decide to mail us after this date there is little chance we will see it; we will be too busy looking after the final details of the race! To make everything flow smoothly please pick the distance you are most likely to do and give us as much notice as possible if you decide to switch distances or cancel.

Does it need to be a frozen turkey? I'm vegetarian/vegan and would rather not bring that.

We value the beliefs and values of others; if you would rather not bring a frozen turkey, you can still bring other festive goods for your donation. We usually say please bring at least $10 worth of goods. Please check out the Edmonton Food Bank's website for a list of their most needed items: http://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/



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