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Join us on Thanksgiving Day in Topeka for the inaugural Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes!
Most Americans live well enough to enjoy the holidays, but for many of our nation’s Sheep Dogs -former and current Veterans and First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue & EMS professionals) -that is not the case. These courageous men and women put their lives on the line for us each and every day, giving us the gift of protection and security. It’s time for us to give them and their children the gift of a Merry Christmas.
Your participation in (or donation to) the Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes provides the funding needed for our Christmas Outreach program, which gives the children of struggling Sheep Dogs gifts to open at Christmas.
Early Registration Packet Pick-Up: Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 2:00-7:00PM in the Combat Air Museum. You may also pick up your packet or register at the race, beginning at 7:30 AM
Event: 2018 Turkey Trot 5K Charity Run, 1-Mile Fun Walk, AND a Virtual 5K.
Date & Time: Thursday, November 22, 2018; registration opens at 7:30 AM. Race start time is 8:30 AM.
Awards: Award medals will be given to the top male and female in the following categories:
Location: Combat Air Museum - 7016 SE Forbes Ave (on Forbes Field), Topeka, KS 66619
Participants: This event is open to all runners, walkers, SDIA Members, supporters, sponsors and the general public! All are encouraged to participate and/or attend!
Amenities: In addition to the runs/walk, there will be fun for the entire family!
Wild Gobbler: Are you looking for more than your standard 5K run? If so, the Wild Gobbler might be just what you are looking for. Run 3 miles, with 5 different additional workouts along the route. Each workout station along the route will honor the sacrifice of a different military or first responder.
Virtual Option: To participate in our Virtual Run, simply register and run the 5K on your schedule at the location of your choosing!
Beneficiaries: Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will provide the children of Sheep Dog families in need with toys, clothing, and other necessities this Christmas.
Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a national non-profit organization that exists to engage, assist and empower the men & women who make up our nation’s military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS professions – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs.” We provide continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends. For Sheep Dogs, “Helping Others is a Way of Life.”
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