Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Registration set to increase for the Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018

Pathfinder Kids Kampus will host the 14th Annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one-mile Turkey Trail on Thanksgiving morning, November 22. The event sponsored by host sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington, will start at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the children and families served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

Online registration is available at www.kidskampus.org. The first 1,100 who register will receive a long sleeve technical shirt. The event will be chip timed again by e-Runner Timing and Results. There will be an optional early packet pick up for those pre-registered for the 2018 Turkey Trot from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 at Pathfinder Services North Campus location, 2824 Theater Avenue. This will allow for runners/walkers to pick up shirts, race numbers and chips prior to race day, if they choose. Please note the new location and time for early packet pick up.

Last year the event raised more than $30,000 in support of the programs and services offered to the children and families served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus. The 2018 event begins with registration from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. and one-mile Turkey Trail at 8:30 a.m.

The cost for the event is $20 for those who pre-register online or via mail by November 20, and $25 for those who register on November 21 and the day of the race. Shirts are available for the first 1,100 registrants. Early registration is encouraged for choice of size.  Visit www.kidskampus.org for full details or to register. Additional registration forms are available at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus Street, and Pathfinder Services North Campus, 2824 Theater Avenue, both in Huntington.

Once again a toy drive will take place as part of the event. New, unwrapped toys will be collected to benefit the youngest members of our community. Those who donate a toy will receive a coupon to purchase a custom Turkey Trot headband, ear warmer, fandana or beanie cap, which will be available at early packet pick up and the day of the event.

In addition to the host sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington, the event is sponsored by Cardinal Family Medicine, PNC Bank, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington County Community Foundation, Conner Insurance, David Culp and Co., Edward Jones, Granite Ridge Builders, Indiana Physical Therapy, Fort Wayne Metals and Fred and Becky Scheiber.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus offers Early Head Start programming for children up to three and expectant mothers, along with child care for children from six weeks to age 12, and preschool and On My Way Pre-K. Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Level 3 Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County. Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at www.kidskampus.org  Call (260) 356-0123 for details.

Shown in the photo on the front row, from left, are Willa Mills and Ethan Lehman, children who attend Pathfinder Kids Kampus, and Elizabeth Hire of Pathfinder Kids Kampus. Back row, from left, includes Britt Sather and Kelsi Feltner of McDonald’s; Becky Scheiber of PNC Bank; Dr. Matt Pflieger and Dr. Janelle Maxwell Pflieger of Cardinal Family Medicine; Matt Ditzler of the Huntington County Community Foundation and Bill Miller of Culp CPA Group.