The GRPS Turkey Trot is nineteen years in the running. The event occurs early on Thanksgiving Day morning with the tagline “Use your feet before you eat!”. The walk/run serves as a fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Public Schools athletics program and is a Thanksgiving tradition for many in the Grand Rapids area, regardless of where their kids attend school.
In true Team N3kk1d fashion, team captain Sloth biked out to the event and, after discovering a lack of a bag check, wound up running the entire route with his backpack full of cycling equipment. What a champ!
VIDEO: The weather was fantastic for late November: cool, moist, but not too cold or rainy.
The public pours in as the eight o’clock start time draws near…
This year’s event was again hosted by Cornerstone College
Runners and walkers hurriedly sign in and connect with family and friends
The registration table was barely visible with the huge amount of folks coming in and signing up with less than an hour before the event
Half turkey, half Power Ranger!
Three minutes to go!
Back to Finish on the home stretch!
Donuts, fruit, and water at the finish… just what the doctor ordered!