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#71-Turkey Trot At Nissequogue River State Park

Run, walk, gobble, gobble.

If you are preparing to stuff yourself like a turkey on Thanksgiving Day, you may want to trot like one first. The 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Park, also known as the Turkey Trot begins Thanksgiving morning.

The race takes runners and walkers through the park’s scenic hike and bike trail with Tom the Turkey kicking off the event.  This year the course will also include the The course is challenging, with inclines and declines on the roadway in front of the park’s administration building.

“It’s a beautiful course and a healthy beginning to the Thanksgiving Day holiday,” said NRSP Foundation Chairman, Mike Rosato.  

There is also a 1K Turkey Trot for the kids that starts at 8:30 a.m. According to Rosato the event has drawn almost 200 participants in the past two years.

Registration for the race is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 on the day of the race. All proceeds from the event are used to help enhance and beautify the park. Registration can be done online or through the mail. Complimentary t-shirt and gift for those who pre-register. Cash prizes for winners.

When: Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day)

Where: Nissequogue River State Park Administration Building

Time: 8:30 a.m. Turkey Trot for Kids
         9:00a.m.  5K Run/Walk n the Park

Check in: 7:00-8:30 a.m. Early Check-In Nov. 23, 4-7p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, Kings Park.

John Brian Silverio November 23, 2011 at 09:13 PM
I can't wait! I'm covering this event (photo).
Jennifer Sloat November 24, 2011 at 04:10 PM
@John. Send pictures if you have. We will be posting something later today or tomorrow. We would love to see them!
John Brian Silverio November 25, 2011 at 05:46 AM
Jennifer, bad news is, I had to go to my day job after the event. Good news is I had the time to process the photos! I am uploading all of them to my Smugmug site as I type this. Let me know how I can share the photos to everyone through Patch although I would appreciate it if there is a link to my own website (the quality is better). I have about 670 photos posted).
John Brian Silverio November 25, 2011 at 05:54 AM
Photos are currently being uploaded here... http://islandcapture.smugmug.com/Events/Turkey-Trot-at-Nissequogue/20256372_HnM5jD I will choose photos to post on Patch tomorrow.
John Brian Silverio November 26, 2011 at 02:44 PM
5K Run/Walk 1K Turkey Trot at Nissequogue River State Park photos posted. http://www.islandcapture.com/2011/11/26/5k-run-1k-turkey-trot-at-nissequogue-river-state-park-2011/

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