||Same Trot, New Name!
In this very unique year where we can participate in events virtually from anywhere around the globe, we decided to turn our focus to our collective mission instead of geography and date.
The event you have known for 13 years as the Morris Township Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot is now the...
READ FEED RUN TURKEY TROT!
In our 14th year, our goal is the same as always - support the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County as they teach residents to READ, help the Interfaith Food Pantry as they FEED residents in need, and keep each one of us fit with our annual holiday RUN.
|2020 Event Experience & Schedule:
||We are excited to be incorporating a month full of virtual/online challenges and activities tied to our mission to Read, Feed, & Run! Here is our tentative schedule:
Oct 26 - Marathon Miles kick-off week
Nov 2 - Reading Marathon by Literacy Volunteers of
Nov 9 - Feeding Marathon by Interfaith Food Pantry
Nov 16 -Fitness Marathon
Nov 23 -Thanks & Giving Marathon
Nov 26 - Live 5K Kick-off broadcast, VIRTUAL 5K TURKEY TROT & Selfie Contest
Nov 29 - Last day to complete your Virtual 5K and submit time!
*Saturdays are Kids Theme Days!*
|Event Experience: Fun & Amenities:
||Keep the holiday tradition alive and don't miss this exciting year for our Turkey Trot!
NEW! Color souvenir event tees!
Optional upgrade to a color tech tee (men and women style available)!
(Tees will be available in time for challenge month kickoff on October 26 for anyone that registers on or before October 7. See deadlines below for additional release dates.)
Your support is more crucial than ever! Let people know you support the Read Feed Run initiative:
Post your selfies and teamies as you move through our challenges and activities!
Hashtag us on social media: #ReadFeedRun
Like our Facebook page:
Join the Facebook event:
Souvenir Bib #: Download and personalize (or decorate) your event bib number. Pin it on and wear it as you log miles in your neighborhood.
Our 1st Selfie Competition! Post your individual, team, or family photo on social media on Thanksgiving Day for a chance to win!
Teams can consist of family, friends, clubs, coworkers, or any other group you can rally! Make sure you add your team name when you sign up. Prizes for the largest team and most creative team!
FUND RACERS: Fundraise for the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County this Thanksgiving season! Top Fundraisers will be eligible for prizes!
|READ: Literacy Volunteers of Morris County:
||Literacy Volunteers of Morris County
Promotes increased literacy and fluency in English
for adult learners through the use of dedicated,
trained volunteers and support staff. Each year our more than 350 tutors help almost 1,000 individuals improve their ability to read, write and speak English, so that they are able to work, raise their children, and live healthy, independent, and productive lives.
Visit us at www.lvmorris.org
|FEED: Interfaith Food Pantry:
||Interfaith Food Pantry
The Interfaith Food Pantry provides supplemental and emergency food to Morris County residents in need. Since CV19, the number of people we are serving has increased by 36%. Read Feed Run is a wonderful way to continue the Turkey Trot tradition, have fun and engage with your community all while supporting the skyrocketing number of people facing food insecurity at this time. For more information, please visit us at www.mcifp.org
|RUN: Thanksgiving Day 5K:
||Join us on Thanksgiving morning (or over the weekend) to virtually run or walk your 5K Turkey Trot from anywhere. You can even run or walk more than once and submit your best time! Results submission will be available 11/26 - 11/29. Details on how to submit your time will be included in an email to registrants sent by 11/20. Even though we won't be together in-person on Thanksgiving morning, we will still be celebrating on Facebook LIVE and come together virtually! Join us for our live stream 5K Turkey Trot welcome ceremony, kick-off, and celebration on 11/26 at 9 am!
|RUN: Marathon Miles Challenge:
||Between 10/26 and 11/26 how far can you go?
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Double Marathon (52.4 miles)
Triple Marathon (78.6 miles)
Choose your challenge distance, then choose your challenge style:
You can choose to RUN, WALK, or BIKE your miles.
We encourage you to count your 5K Turkey Trot as your final miles to complete your challenge!
|Be a Fund-racer! :
||You can also help us raise much needed funds to "read and feed" by creating your online fundraising page. SUPER EASY. Details coming soon. Thanks for helping us help others!
|Souvenir Tee Deadlines:
||Register by October 7th to have your tee in time for Marathon Miles Challenge Kick-Off on October 26th!
Register by November 6th to have your tee in time for our Thanksgiving Day Virtual 5K Kick-Off!
Sign up by Oct 7, tees available for pick-up on Oct 21.
Sign up by Nov 6, tees available for pick-up on Nov 20.
Sign ups on or after Nov 7, may not be able to pick-up shirt until Dec 14. SIGN UP EARLY!
|Event Management & Scoring:
||The Read Feed Run Virtual 5K Turkey Trot & Marathon Challenge is managed by Sports A/R and BestLife.Events. Call or email us with any event questions at 908-245-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
||BestLife.Events * Sports A/R