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Posted on: October 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Canton To Host 17th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning

Turkey Trot Runners at the starting line of the Race

Work up an appetite for a good cause Thanksgiving morning by running or walking in Canton Leisure Services 17th  annual Turkey Trot for a Cause on Thursday, November 28, 2019, starting at 9 a.m.

All ages are encouraged to join us in the fight against epilepsy by taking part in the chip-timed 5K race or 1-mile fun run that will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals with seizure disorders. 

This year’s race is set to start at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI, and will cover a picturesque, flat course that winds through Pheasant Run Golf course, beautiful Heritage Park, ending back at the Summit.

“Canton’s Turkey Trot has become a real tradition for many families, staying healthy and supporting a great cause said Ann-Marie Carravallah, Recreation Coordinator. “This race was born in 2003 after Justin Murray was diagnosed with epilepsy and his parents, Michael and Terri Murray, wanted to do something to help in the fight against epilepsy. Justin has been seizure free since his brain surgery in 2007 to remove a growth that was causing the seizures. Now in college, Justin continues to give back by supporting and volunteering at the Canton Turkey Trot as well as volunteering at the Foundation’s office in Southfield. The Turkey Trot has raised over $200,000 during the past 17 years and Canton is proud to host this event.”

Pre-registration is available online. Participants registered by November 8, are guaranteed an event T-Shirt. Registration fees are: $25 for the chipped 5K race and $15 for the one-mile fun run. 

Participants can pick up shirts and bibs on Wednesday, November 27 from 3-6 p.m. in the Summit Banquet and Conference Center, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI 48188 or at 8 a.m. race day at the Summit on the Park. 

For race/walk event information, including course map, please visit csc.canton-mi.org or call 734/483-5600.


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