Wild Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race — Winners Circle Running Club Tradition

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
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Lace-up those running shoes for the 2021 Greater Newburyport Wild Turkey Trot, a local Thanksgiving day race hosted by the Winners Circle Running Club. The Turkey Trot—a 3.1 mile course—weaves around the Pipestave Recreation Area in West Newbury. Runners will take to the starting line at Pipestave Hill at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving morning, November 25th and race to work up those appetites for family holiday festivities later that day.

All skill levels are invited to enter the 31st Annual Thanksgiving race and attendees are welcome to run or walk the route. Family and friends are also encouraged to attend the event and cheer on the runners. While running or cheering, be on the lookout for more than just beautiful scenery, a genuine wild turkey may even cross your path!

Want to join the Wild Turkey Trot? Participants can register in advance or on race day for an additional $5 fee. Advanced registration is $30 per adult and $20 per youth (17 and under). Registration includes a long sleeve Wild Turkey Trot custom race shirt and of course—bragging rights!

If you want a score a few extra minutes of z’s on race day, swing by The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in Salisbury the night before, November 24th, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Turkey Trot organizers will be handing out shirts and race numbers in their Skybox function room. This is also your last chance to pre-register for the Thanksgiving day race and avoid the additional fee. Be warned—the night before Thanksgiving is a popular night at the bar. So if the parking lot is full, you can find additional parking at the shopping center off of Merrill Street. If you can’t make it to The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar, shirts and numbers will be available for pick up on race day starting at 7 am.

After the race, hang out to enjoy some free snacks and beverages compliments by Panera Bread of Newburyport and the Winner Circle Running Club/WCRC. You earned it!

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