Thursday, November 20, 2014

Turkey Trot: We're Almost Full... And Bring Non-Perishables!

If you haven't signed up for the Turkey Trot yet, register online now because we are very close to our limit. Registration will probably close by this weekend, so don't delay!

Also, if you are not running but are available on Thanksgiving morning, we could really use your help volunteering. Please see this previous post about volunteer duties, and e-mail Kate Remillard if you can lend a hand.

Finally, for everyone participating in this event, PLEASE bring non-perishable food items and/or hygiene items to the race. We will be collecting them and handing everything to Saint Francis University's Dorothy Day Center. We started the food drive in the first year of the Trot, and it has grown alongside the race ever since.

So let's keep on helping the DDC, Turkey Trotters!

Please help us fill the DDC's truck again!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Turkey Trot: We Need Volunteers!

Shirts are boring. Run the TT this year and graduate to the knit cap!
 The 5th annual Ebensburg Turkey Trot is just around the corner!

The race is a wonderful community event that includes hundreds of walkers and runners. Proceeds from the race support the Dorothy Day Center at Saint Francis University, Dauntless Fire Company, and EARC events/outreach.

If you haven't signed up, make sure to register online soon. We're already close to hitting our limit, and we have some terrific "race swag" this year (see image above).

If you aren't planning to run, but you'll be in the area, we are in need of a few good volunteers. Past races have been largely successful due to our enthusiastic volunteer corps. Generally, we need volunteers to help with:

  1. Packet pick-up on Wednesday evening November 26, 2014 from 4-7pm (Dauntless Firehall).
  2. Packet pick-up (Dauntless Firehall)  and course set-up on Thursday morning November 27, 2014 from 7-10am.
  3. Race course safety during the 5k. This requires standing on a street corner to point runners in the correct direction and slow/stop traffic. We provide you with an orange safety vest and specific instructions. The race begins at 9am and walkers/runners are typically through the course by 10am. If you live in town, we do our best to position you at a point along the course closest to your home.

If you are willing to volunteer, please e-mail Kate Remillard. Even better, if you have friends and family willing to help, please put them in touch with Kate too!

Happy trails!
The Turkey Trot course. It's got everything: uphills, downhills, and even a flat section or two.