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Turkey Trot back for 27th year; raises funds for GRPS athletics

Feel good enjoying Thanksgiving dinner after starting the day with a run.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — For nearly three decades, the Turkey Trot race on Thanksgiving morning has sent runners through the streets of Grand Rapids, all to raise money for Grand Rapids Public School athletics. 

In 2018, a record $87,000 was raised for Grand Rapids Public Schools athletics. That money helps cover the costs of uniforms, equipment and other sports-related fees.

The 5k race begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Last year the race had nearly 4,000 participants. 

There is also a kids "Mini Trot," a 1k race that begins at 9 a.m. This race is for children 12 and under and is free.

Fitness event in Grand Rapids, MI by Grand Rapids Public Schools on Thursday, November 28 2019 with 1.4K people interested and 292 people going. 28 posts...

Blue Care Network is the presenting sponsor, encouraging healthy, family-friendly activities. 

The race begins outside Van Andel Arena and ends inside on the arena floor. Registration is $40 and will increase on the day of the event. Register at grps.org.

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