Scheels Turkey Trot to be held on Thanksgiving Day in Sparks

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SPARKS, Nev. – Enjoy a healthy serving of family fun at the Scheels Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in Sparks.

For nearly two decades, residents and visitors in the Truckee Meadows have greeted the holiday season by taking part in this annual running and walking event. Whether you’re an avid runner coming out for the 10K or simply looking to take a stroll around the Sparks Marina, it’s a great way to burn calories while giving back to the community. This year’s event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at Scheels and the Sparks Marina.

Turkey Trot participants can choose from a 10K timed run or a 2 mile run/walk. The courses are user-friendly for both runners and walkers. The start and finish line will be located in Scheels parking lot at the Outlets at Legends at Sparks Marina.

Early registration will be held through November 16, with an entry fee of $25 per person. The rate thereafter is $30 per person Nov. 17-19 (online only with 11 a.m. cutoff on Nov. 19), $40 at Scheels packet pick up/registration area (2nd floor) Nov. 20-22, and $60 on race day.

Every runner and walker will receive a long sleeve souvenir shirt, a swag bag, and post-race fruit and refreshments. A portion of proceeds from the event’s registration fees benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and the City of Sparks Youth Scholarship Fund.

Register for the Scheels Turkey Trot online at active.com or download an entry form at cityofsparks.us. Entry forms are also available at the Sparks Recreation Office, 98 Richards Way and at Scheels, 1200 Scheels Drive. Early registration is recommended to guarantee desired shirt size.

For the comfort and safety of others, dogs, bikes, skateboards, scooters and skates are prohibited at the event. For more information, call (775) 353-7898 or email recinfo@cityofsparks.us.

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