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5th Annual 5K Turkey Trot in Woodstock benefits special needs

Thursday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. - Zack's Place is holding it's 5th Annual 5K Turkey Trot, a chip-timed race for walkers or runners.

Zack's place, in downtown Woodstock, provides a relaxed setting where people with special needs are free to explore art, music, dance, and exercise while developing lifelong bonds. The Turkey Trot, "is the biggest fundraiser of the year and we depend on these funds to accomplish our mission," said Dail Frates, co-founder of Zack's Place.

The annual walk/run begins at Woodstock Elementary School and finishes at the Woodstock Village Green. An awards ceremony will immediately follow on The Green and the top three finishers in each category will receive a prize.

Applications accepted thru Nov 19, online at or by sending your application to Zack's Place Turkey Trot, c/o Guaranteed Rate PO Box 27, Woodstock, VT 05091. Visit for application.

Pre-registered racers may pickup t-shirt and race packet on Wed. Nov. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Woodstock Elementary School.

Registration after Nov 20, can be done Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 4-6 p.m. or on Thursday, race day, 8-9:30 a.m. at Woodstock Elementary School. Entry is $25 for pre-registered racers and $30 thereafter. T-shirts are limited.

All racers must be ready for the 10 a.m. start.

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