On your marks, get set…gobble, gobble, gobble! Morris Township Turkey Trot ready for Year 13

Runners along the course of the annual Morris Township Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. The race benefits the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.
Runners along the course of the annual Morris Township Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. The race benefits the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.
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Editor’s note: Morris Township police advise motorists to avoid Woodland Avenue, Spring Valley Road, and South Street in the Township between 8 am and 10 am as the race unfolds on Thanksgiving. 

From the Interfaith Food Pantry:

Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County (LVMC) have announced the 13th Annual Morris Township Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

This event begins promptly at 8:30 am on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Ginty Field Complex in Morris Township.

The USATF-certified 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run and Kids’ Trot has become a Thanksgiving tradition for people of all ages and abilities.

In 2018, the Turkey Trot drew over 3,000 registrants. On-site registration for the rain-or-shine race opens at 7 am, however participants are encouraged to avoid the lines and register in advance.

The Turkey Trot is sponsored in part by Atlantic Sports Health, the Official Health Care Sponsor. Atlantic Sports Health will be holding a Running Workshop designed to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury for both beginner and seasoned runners.

In addition to Atlantic Sports Health, Dixon Energy and Lexus of Route 10, North Jersey Development Group and PBF Energy will serve as sponsors, among others.

Proceeds from the Trot are shared between the LVMC and IFP and benefit many Morris County families in need of assistance. The IFP currently serves more than 1,300 families per month, providing food, nutrition education, counseling and referral services. LVMC offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring in basic English and ESL to more than 500 Morris County adults.

For more information visit morristownshipturkeytrot.org or call 973-538-8049.

The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; our federal tax-exempt # is 22-3618468. Literacy Volunteers of Morris County Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; our federal tax-exempt # is 22-2815591.Information filed with the Attorney General concerning these charitable organizations may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.

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