Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m. - Runners/Walkers will take off
from Jax's on a 5K Turkey Trot in Killington. This is the first
race, but Kasie Munson who organized the event, hopes to make it an
annual event in town.
"Since we met my husband and I always ran a road race Thanksgiving
morning," she said. "It's a tradition he had with his family...we
have always loved the sense of the community gathering on this
Kasie and her husband have a ski house in Killington but, in the
past, have opted not to come up until after Thanksgiving so they
could run a Turkey Trot race. "I have been saying for years I wish
Killington would have a turkey trot. It would be amazing to gather
the community together and it's fun for the whole family," Munson
In addition to seeing friends, having fun and getting a bit of
exercise before the big meal, the race is also a great way to raise
money for charity. "The goal is to represent different charities
each year," Munson said. "This year the Turkey Trot will benefit
Irene-Islands… Hurricane Irene and the damage it caused so many
Vermonters is what motivated me to get the ball rolling this year,"
Irene -Islands is a local non-profit that was formed to help
residents of Killington and surrounding towns who suffered damage
and losses from Tropical Storm Irene.
Those interested in participating in the first Killington 5K
Turkey Trot can register online at http://killingtonturkeytrot.com
or on race day in Jax Parking Lot, 1667 Killington Rd. at 9 a.m.
Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 race day.