Nov 272013

Rotary will sponsor a road race on Thanksgiving Day

Rotary will sponsor a road race on Thanksgiving Day

The Rotary Club of Orange announced its First Annual Rotary Turkey Trot – 5k Road Race.  The race, scheduled for Thanksgiving morning on Thursday, November 28, 2013 will begin and end at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Orange Rotary President, Carl Russell said, “Last year I tried entering a few local Thanksgiving Day races, but they were all sold out.  This provided the Rotary Club of Orange and opportunity to meet a fun, emerging need by creating a new event for local runners.”

The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Its organization is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and more than 1.2 million members worldwide.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Orange is engaged in numerous charitable activities designed to improve the lives of Orange and beyond.  Russell said, “This race is another example of our fund raising efforts, where 100% of all monies raised will be used to provide charitable services and humanitarian support.”


Race Information:

Date of Event:                Thursday, November 28, 2013

Registration begins:    6:30 am

Race Begins:                   8:00 am (sharp)

Awards:                            9:45 am

Runner Cost:                 $20.00 Pre-Registered / $25.00 Race Day Registration

Walker Cost:                 $10.00 Pre-Registered / $15.00 Race Day Registration


Event Type: 5K Road Race (3.1 Miles) – USTAF Sanctioned Event Mile splits at 1, 2 & 3 Miles

Timing by: P:T:S Advanced Timing Services

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Orange, we wish to thank all our sponsors who have graciously donated their time, money and services to make this event a success.

Gold:                F & W Equipment

                     NORTHEAST Electronics

Silver:            Yale University

Milford Savings Bank

U.B.S. – Richard Zorena

Bronze:        Barton & Barton Insurance

Michael’s Jewelers

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