The Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

admin December 6, 2010 0

This was the thirty-seventh year for this event that is held on Thanksgiving Day.  People of all ages come to this event, walk around the lake in Washington Park, then go home and have their Thanksgiving dinner.  It is described as anything from wholesome family fun to strangeness. Set in the wonderfully amazing location of Denver, Colorado, the atmosphere created is just eye-catching on its own.

Every year they have some that are serious runners but most are families who do the Turkey Trot every year.  This four-mile trot is an annual fundraiser for the local Denver chapter of United Way.   United Way works with a variety of non-profit organizations.  They administer everything from preschool help to continuing education for adults.  And each year a lot of money is collected and given out to many institutions and community centers on the whole, making a very big impact on the lives of many concerned and related to this event.

In 2010, 10,000 turkey trotters participated in the walk.  The fee was $40.00 per registration for ages 13-59, ages 60+ were $30 per registration, and ages 12 and under were $25 per registration.   For this registration fee, participants received a long sleeve shirt and an After Race Expo, and the first 10,000 got a timing chip and race bib.

With another big event in plan, it is recommended that you get down to the venue a day before and get the tickets and all the arrangements made. Do try and take part in the trot too, since it will make you feel very satisfied on your own. Avoid taking your kids to the event, since it is very highly crowded for them to be going there, especially when you will be out there racing.

The event is highly recommended for youngsters, who can get a lot of influence from the whole gala. With the cause so great, what will make this event a mega hit is your enthusiasm and participation. You will be able to have fun and enjoy your time with friends and family, all the while making a lot of effort to help so many, who are in need of your help.

Like every year, the proceeds were expected to be high, yet it was not the amount of money raised that truly mattered – it was the zeal of the people doing this event selflessly each and every year.

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