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VERO BEACH -- Registration for the sixth annual Trot Against Hunger, presented by George E. Warren Corporation, is currently under way.
The race will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. In addition to the race, a free sweet potato pancake breakfast will also be served for the community to enjoy. In keeping with tradition, Marsh Landing is providing pancake batter and Catering by Adrienne Drew will oversee the team of chefs who will prepare breakfast.
What's new this year is that individuals and teams can also participate in the Turkey Trot Challenge by raising additional sponsorship dollars to help raise much needed funding for the fight against hunger and poverty in the community. For instance, if each runner or walker asked just 10 friends to sponsor his or her for $10 each, that would bring an additional $100 per participant. Based on last year's attendance of 1,100, if each participant reached this simple goal, it would provide $110,000 to fight hunger and poverty in our community. Sign up for the Turkey Trot Challenge is online at TrotAgainstHunger.org or pick up a form at Runner's Depot in Vero Beach. Many teams are also planning festive fundraising events to support their team's goal. Top fundraising prize recipients will be announced by Dec. 16.
Prizes for top fundraising individual and youth, business and family teams include: $500 gift certificate to Runner's Depot for Individual; Brevard Treetop Ziplining Adventure at Brevard Zoo for Youth Team (up to 15); trophy and dinner for up to 20 for business team; and six LegoLand theme park passes and $200 Expedia gift certificate for Family team.
Known as one of the largest 5K races on the Treasure Coast, the 2013 event will kick off the holiday weekend in a big way.
Registration begins event day at 6:30, free one-half- mile Kid's Race (ages 6-10) is held at 7:15, 5K race/walk begins at 7:30 and Sweet Potato Pancake Breakfast with all the fixings will begin at 8. Registration in advance is $25 via www.trotagainsthunger.org (before November 25) or in person at Runner's Depot in Vero Beach (until November 27). Registration at the event is $30. Discounts available for multiple team registrations. Awards will be presented immediately following the race.
For information about sponsorship opportunities, team fundraising opportunities, or to volunteer call (772) 766-5416 or Jamie@harvestfoodoutreach.org.