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Posted on: November 5, 2019

27th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K

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Course: 5K (3.14 miles) for all participants.  Non-competitive division will not be timed. 

Pre-register at the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center or online at by clicking here .  Pre-registration closes at 3:00 pm November 27th. Race day registration is available  from 7:30 - 8:30 am at the recreation center.  Mail entries to TCJP&RD, P.O. Box 811, Jackson, WY  83001. Make checks payable to TCJP&RD.  Please arrive early on race day if you plan to register that morning.  Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Entry fee: 
$10 adult/$5 youth (age 17 and under) through 3:00 pm November 27st.    Race day registration increases to $35 adult/$30 youth.  Entry fee includes a souvenir race t-shirt and post race refreshments.

Bib and Race Shirt Pick-Up: 
Bib and race shirt pick-up is available in the Recreation Center Gym on race day from 7:00 am - 8:30 am.

Race information:  The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Race course is open to traffic.  Participants are expected to follow traffic laws and be aware of their surroundings and safety at all times.  Official race numbers are required to participate. No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, scooters or dogs.  The use of  headphones is discouraged at this race.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month 
St. John’s Diabetes Education Program is devoted to improving the lives of patients with or at risk for diabetes.  Through education,advanced technology, and the latest therapeutics, the Diabetes education team helps patients to achieve their health care goals, prevent diabetes and its complications.

Donations for Jackson Cupboard  
The 27th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run will be a collection site for the    Jackson Cupboard.  If you would like to make a voluntary donation, please bring non-perishable food to the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center on race day.

Lil’ Gobblers
Youth ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the Lil’ Gobblers  event.  Run with the costumed turkey on this short course in the recreation center parking lot.  This event will begin before the Fun Run begins. Registration at the Teton County/Jackson  Recreation Center is required on race day. This event is free of charge, but donations for the Jackson Cupboard are encouraged.

Race volunteers are needed!
Contact Teton County/Jackson Parks and  Recreation Department at 307-732-8567 for more information.

Here is a quick note from our title sponsor St. John's Medical Center

Know your risk factors: This can be a hyperlink to the CDC or ADA “are you at risk test” OR include the following- 

Signs & Symptoms
You can have prediabetes for years but have no clear symptoms, so it often goes undetected until serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes show up. It’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, which include:

The good news: prediabetes can be reversed.

  • Being overweight
  • Being 45 years or older
  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week
  • Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Having polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Race and ethnicity are also a factor: African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month:  SJMC Diabetes & Nutrition is offering a simple blood sugar test called the Hemoglobin A1C test to find out if you have prediabetes. Ask your doctor if you should be tested. This test for free during the month of November.

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