By Sharon Aron Baron
More than 1,500 runners have registered for the City of Tamarac’s Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K. The number of participants and the community’s anticipation is growing rapidly.
The 41st Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K takes place on Thursday, November 24, at 7:30 a.m., with the starting line near City Hall at 7525 NW 88th Ave.
Participants of all ages will race through the Woodmont area of Tamarac as they complete the 3.1-mile course.
“The Tamarac Turkey Trot attracts community members who live in and near our City,” said Greg Warner, the City of Tamarac’s Parks and Recreation Director. “You’ll find that this event has become a tradition among families, friends, neighbors, and avid runners. It’s a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. Witnessing the Turkey Trot’s growth through the years has been exciting.”
The Tamarac Turkey Trot has grown steadily since the first race in 1980.
In the last two decades, participation has nearly doubled. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the race to go virtual, more than 200 loyal Tamarac Turkey “Trotters” kept the tradition alive.
After this year’s race, the celebration will include awards to the top three male and female finishers and age group winners. Guests will also enjoy music and refreshments.
Online registration is available until noon on November 23. On event day, race packet pickup will open from 6 – 7 a.m. at City Hall. Race packets can be picked up in advance from Monday, November 21 – Wednesday, November 23, from 4 – 8 p.m., at Tamarac Community Center, located at 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. Commemorative t-shirts will be distributed to the first 2,000 registrants.
The race starts at NW 77th St. and Pine Island Rd. southbound. It will then move east on NW 75th St., north on NW 80th Ave., then west on NW 81st St., before looping back to Pine Island Rd. southbound to the finish line.
For more information about the race, visit www.tamarac.org/specialevents or call 954-597-3620. Images of the 2021 Tamarac Turkey Trot are available online.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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