Get up, get out, and run (or walk) for a good cause by participating in the Houston Turkey Trot 2018 on Nov. 22 in the Uptown Galleria area. You have the option of running timed or untimed races. The untimed 10K is $35, and the timed 10L is $40. The untimed 5K is $35, and the timed 5K is $40. Seniors can run either race for $20, and kids can participate in the kids’ run for $20. All the money raised will go to BakerRipley, allowing the nonprofit to continue to serve the community.
The race departs in waves. The 10K starts at 7:30 a.m., the 5K takes off at 8 a.m., and the kids’ run begins at 9 a.m.
This year’s theme is #HOUareStronger, and that theme holds a big meaning for lots of Houstonians. The entire city came together after Hurricane Harvey and showed a resilience that got the whole country talking. Houston is strong, and it will become even stronger with the proceeds raised from the Turkey Trot. Last year, BakerRipley used its funds to shelter 8,000 displaced residents. The money raised from this race will go to yet another good cause, and once again, the city will show the world just how strong Houston is.
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Reach Goals with the Help of the Turkey Trot
Thousands of people participate in the Turkey Trot each year, and some amazing stories have come from those participations. For many, the Turkey Trot is a way to get started on the path to a long-term goal.
With so many fascinating stories, it’s hard to pick just one, but Marcus Cook really stands out. At one point in his life, Cook weighed close to 500 pounds, and he decided to get gastric bypass surgery. Two months after the surgery, he participated in the Turkey Trot 5K, walking the course. He got a thrill when he crossed the finish line, and it made him think about how great it would be to enter a triathlon. Now, he’s just over 200 pounds and competing at Kona.
What goal could you have going into this race? You might not have as far to go as Cook, but you can still use it as a springboard on your way to great things.
Are you fired up about the Turkey Trot yet? It’s a Houston tradition, and you do not want to miss it. You need to count on your feet to work at the race, but you need a set of wheels to get there. Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas, has just what you need, so come by and see us today. You never know. That could be the vehicle you drive home after winning the big race.