The Turkey Trot Trail Race was started by the Rotary Club of Burlington North and has a long history of delivering a unique race experience at Bronte Creek. This year’s race will benefit the Start2Finish Running & Reading Club and other Rotary charities.
Where: Bronte Creek, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 4J7
Entry Costs Before Race Day:
- $35 for 5K distances
- $40 for 10K distance
- $20 for kids 15 and under (any race category)
Entry Costs On Race Day:
- $45 registration fee in cash for any of the 4 race categories
- 10:00 AM for 5K & 10 K Runs
- 10:05 AM for 5K Walk & Nordic Pole Walking
Awards & Other Event Details:
All racers will receive a unique wooden laser-engraved finishing medal, free entry into the park on race day and fabulous food. New for this year is a Fabulous Door Prize experience on race day where each racer will be given three tickets in their race kits to deposit beside the prize they hope to win!
Overall male/female winners of each of the 4 race categories will receive a gait analysis and free pair of running shoes donated and sponsored by Burlington Orthotic Centre.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place male/female winners in the running and power walk categories and overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Nordic poling category (no duplication in prizing) will recieve gift cards and/or merchandise.
The Start2Finish Running & Reading Club after-school program is a 32-week companion program to the Backpack Program that effectively addresses the need for enhanced literacy and physical activity among economically challenged children in the communities it services. The Club operates directly within local inner city schools and runs for two hours per week from October to June.
Each week, children build their strength and endurance through running and fitness activities, receive individualized assistance in both reading and writing, and are given a balanced, energy-filled snack. The program culminates in the Start2Finish 5K Run for Change and Reading Challenge and an awards ceremony recognizing each child’s achievement at the end of the school year.
The Running & Reading Club program is currently operating within multiple inner city schools, servicing over 1,400 children across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver, including several First Nations communities.