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Zack's Place 2017 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Run/Walk
November 23, 2017

The Zack's Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. In 2007, almost 200 people participated. In 2016, over 1,500 people participated and raised $78,000. All of the proceeds of the race are dedicated to our operational costs.

As participants line up and register for the race they are entertained by a band on a flatbed truck. Hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate are offered. The race begins in front of the Woodstock Elementary School at 10:00 AM, with the more skilled runners in front and the rest following. The run meanders through the historic Village of Woodstock, then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue, and back around The Town Green, ending at the starting line. An award ceremony, also with refreshments and a band, follows the race where medals are presented.

Families run together as college kids and relatives gather for the Thanksgiving celebration. Grandparents and young children in carriages participate as walkers, dogs join in as well. It has become a tradition for many in the Woodstock area; however we also have "satellite participants" who cannot be in Woodstock but who run with family wherever they are: Hawaii, Italy, New York City, etc. This is indeed a day of thanks where individuals help support our enrichment center and give thanks for their own gifts at the same time.

Runner entry fee is $30.00 if paid by check or $32.50 to pay online.

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Team ZP

2015 Racers
Start of 2010 Turkey Trot Kim Anne is a registration volunteer and Gracey is a runner 2007 Turkey Trot

2016 Race

2013 Race by Charles Kahn of Vimeo.

2012 brought in 1400 people to the race, far exceeding their numbers
from the first race with only 200 participants.

The Vermont Standard asked race participants of the annual Zack's Place Turkey Trot that takes place on Thanksgiving Day, "What brought you to the Turkey Trot this year?"

Where bonds of friendship and self-confidence flourish.

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