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Rhonda Sprouse
· November 24, 2017
This event is always well done!! The atmosphere is awesome and working alongside so many wonderful people and friends before and after the race is very rewarding. It's something everyone should do on ...thanksgiving day. Gobble, gobble, gobble go for human kind. See More
Salina Khanna
· December 1, 2014
Great event! I've been doing the Turkey Trot for I believe 10 years in a row with my family. It is family friendly, a great chance to see the Lynchburg community out and about, and a great race that h...as only gotten better over time! My only complaint is that as a charity run we can donate more money to Human Kind. I believe by forfeiting our medals (and possibly tshirts) we can donate more money to the organization that we are running for. Just a suggestion! See More
Soraya Bosco McKinney
· January 16, 2016
My children have run the Turkey Trot for two years now.
My youngest son has various disabilities keeping him from being able to run himself. Thanks to Amanda Myers-Ramirez, her husband, Brian ...Myers, Audrey Ferguson, and United Athletics, my son is able to take part in a team effort and experience the excitement and accomplishment of being in and completing a run.
My daughter, his big sister, runs to help support her brother's efforts and, as The Myers family have encouraged her, to one day push her brother in these runs. Running together has helped develop a bond between my daughter and her little brother.
I must say, however, one of the most special parts of any inclusive run is that these children being pushed have been allowed to get out of their stroller to walk across the finish line if able. Crossing that finish line with the support and hands of his big sister and running partner offers an AMAZING sense of accomplishment for all involved.
Unfortunately, this was not allowed or supported at this this year's run.
As a child with autism, my son often does not like crowds. He finds them frightening but when he sees his friends and family cheering him on at the finish line his face lights up and his world opens up. His father and I work hard to provide and encourage our son to open up to the world around him no matter how uncomfortable or difficult it may be for him.
Not to mention, he didn't even see the face of the beautiful person pushing behind him. The person who came home from college and gave up her family time on a holiday, even her birthday, to push our little boy.
For a child with autism it is important to build relationships and for him to know he didn't just roll through that run on the wheels of a stroller. Their IS a face, a friend with strength, dedication, acceptance, and love back there.
INCLUSIVE ATHLETICS IS A POWERFUL
CAUSE, A VOICE.
Let's embrace it Lynchburg!!
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Bill C Fanning
· November 26, 2015
I just moved to Lynchburg this past July from El Paso tx and I am completely impressed with how runner friendly this town is. Thank you for a great race!
Jennifer Ken Deneault
· January 7, 2016
Tough run with some hills and unpredictable weather but we'll run and always fun on thanksgiving morning.
Michelle Andrews
· November 28, 2013
I loved it! So much fun and such a great cause! And I think in best my time! Happy thanksgiving everybody!
Ruby Kasey
· January 23, 2016
It was a great experience for me because it was something that I had never done
Gregg Phelps
· November 29, 2014
Another reminder why Lynchburg is a unique place to live!
Cindy Morris
· November 26, 2015
I love doing the Turkey Trot. This is my 3rd year. Loads of fun!!
Sara Rawls Hendricksen
· December 1, 2014
Awesome! Great time for a great cause!
Tim Campbell
· November 27, 2013
It has become a family tradition. Cooper our 7 yr old will be running in his first 5k.
Brian Wooley
· November 27, 2014
Fantastic event, and great fun!
Ben Johnston
· November 28, 2013
Good run this morning
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You trained, you came, you conquered the 2012 Turkey Trot. Now sit back and enjoy this -- watch the blooper reel of the Turkey Trot Training Video Series. We don't think you'll get through this one without laughing.
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Just 52 days until we line up at the starting line, but that's still plenty of time to train for our Turkey Trot! And we're here to help with a series of training videos to make sure you're on track to have your best race yet.
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Just a reminder that this page is no longer active. To stay up to date with the Lynchburg Turkey Trot please follow us at HumanKind on Facebook and our website www.humankind.org!

Attention Lynchburg Turkey Trot fans: this page is no longer active and will be removed as of 10/31/17. Find all the info you need about the Lynchburg Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run & Walk on the event page link below and at HumanKind.

Register today for the 2017 Lynchburg Turkey Trot at www.humankind.org.

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Today's Packet Pick-Up from 12:00 - 6:00 PM! See you today!

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HumanKind to Lynchburg Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run & Walk

Packet Pick-Up is today from 12:00 - 6:00 PM at EC Glass High School auditorium lobby facing Langhorne Road! Come get your race number, t-shirt, and race bag to prepare you for tomorrow's Turkey Trot!

Sorry this page sat inactive! You can follow all the action HumanKind! 2016 Lynchburg TUrkey Trot registration is still open online at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Lynchburg/HumanKindTurkeyTrot! Join us THIS Thursday, November 24 -- race starts at 8:00 AM. Don't forget due to downtown construction the course has CHANGED -- start/finish at EC Glass High School! Learn more here: www.humankind.org/events/turkey-trot-course-information/

HumanKind's 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by Wells Fargo helps children, adults and families succeed. Proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance, which provide or promote: Residential Care Early Childhood De...
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Congrats to these Trotters who ran out in Roanoke today and special thanks to Susan for reppin' our shirt. Happy racing everyone.

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Hi Trotters!

If you're looking for a way to spend your Sunday afternoon supporting a great organization and getting healthy, Boys and Girls Club has their Resolution Run.

https://runsignup.com/…/VA/Lynchburg/ResolutionRunLynchburg…

WHAT 2 Mile Run/Walk through Downtown Lynchburg WHERE Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg 1101 Madison Street, Lynchburg, VA  24504 ENTRY FEES $20—13 yrs and up (after 1/22/2016 $25) $15—12 yrs and under (after 1/22/2016 $20) **ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND NONTRANSFERABLE…
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FYI Trotters, in case any of you were planning on attending the weekly Fun Run at Riverside Runners. If you haven't had a chance to run with them yet, we highly encourage it, it's a great night out with other runners and around the community. All abilities welcome. Check out their facebook page for details on future runs.

Stay warm trotters.

Riverside Runners

In the interest of safety, we'll be cancelling our weekly fun run usually held on Tuesday. The sidewalks from the store will be icy at best. Most are not clear...ed. Please plan on joining us next week. Be safe out there. Seek out a safe course and perhaps change the time of day you run. Daylight is your friend in these conditions. Dress to be seen (leave the white running jacket or shirt at home.).

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Lynchburg Turkey Trot is with Felix Lopez and 2 others.

Way to go Trotters: Matthew (rocking our TT beanie); Tom and Felix for getting out there and running on this snow filled weekend!

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enjoy the snow Trotters

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Happy Monday Trotters and new year.

This year take advantage of the many 5Ks in Lynchburg, not just ours, because it's fun and good for your brain!

Have a great week

If it feels like the Monday-est Monday ever, go for a run.

Exercise can improve key brain chemicals, study suggests.
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Lynchburg Turkey Trot is with Angie Moses-Hackney.

Happy New Year Trotters!

We hope to see you out on the pavement in 2016 having as much fun as our friend Angie is in this picture.

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Hey Trotters - will you help us Keep the Giving Going? Berglund Toyota is giving away $16,500 to local nonprofits this holiday season. Please take a quick moment to vote for HumanKind. We appreciate the support!

Berglund Toyota of Lynchburg has teamed up with WLNI again for Keep the Giving Going and is showing kindness to the community by donating $5,000 to the charitab...le organization with the most votes! Voting runs through the 22nd, and we'd be extremely grateful to get your vote. Please vote now and further the mission of HumanKind. You can also send the link to friends and family and encourage them to vote as well!
http://goo.gl/d8Le6n

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Berglund Toyota of Lynchburg is giving away $16,500, which will be divided among these all-star local Lynchburg charities. The charity with the most votes will win $5,000. Second place will be awarded $4,000, and third place will receive $3,000 from Berglund Toyota of Lynchburg. The other 3 charitie…
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Have you checked out your Turkey Trot photos yet? We've enjoyed reliving the memory of a great morning with you and have decided this is certainly the most photogenic family we've seen.

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One more link to photos: youth run and Church street. To download, use pin: 6296

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Photo collection by Sterling Life Photography
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Happy Friday Trotters!

We have photos. You can access this drop box until January 1, 2016 to download any photos. They are categorized by location on the course.

Thank you to our photographers:...
Robert Copelan
Danielle Englund
Liz Seidel
Ashley and Michael Eiban
Clay Brimijoin

Enjoy, and thanks again for spending your Thanksgiving morning helping HumanKind make a difference in the community.

https://www.dropbox.com/…/yuwrwk…/AAD3DEbbJOJJjUrd-Rty9he1a…

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