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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Tighten up them laces, it is time for the annual Turkey Trot Run

Turkey Trot 2014

MUSCATINE, Iowa - The 2019 Muscatine “Turkey Trot” Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.  The event will be hosted by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department and the Muscatine Running Club.


The format of the race will be to “Predict Your Time”.  No participant will be allowed to use any kind of a timing device as they compete against each other for the closest predicted time.  The actual time will be recognized as either plus or minus to the predicted time.  No splits will be given.


The cross country course will be set up on the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course with two starting times.  Participants 14-years-old and under will run a one (1) mile course that will begin at 10:00 a.m. while participants who are 15-years-old and older will run a three-mile course starting at 10:30 a.m.


Frozen turkeys will be awarded to the male and female in each age division who are closest to their predicted time. Only one turkey can be won per family.


The entry fee is $15.00 if registered by Monday, November 4, 2019. The fee increases to $20.00 on November 5, but contestants can register up to race time.  T-shirts will be given to all registered participants.  Late or day-of-race registrants are not guaranteed t-shirts on the day of the event. 


There will be male and female divisions for all ages including 11-year-olds and under, 12- 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and older.


Anyone interested in participating can register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department, 215 Sycamore St., or from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the day of the race at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Registration forms with check payment may be mailed to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department office and can be found online at www.muscatineiowa.gov/509/Special-Events.


For additional information, contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563) 263-0241.


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