Welcome to the fifth annual Sparky’s Turkey Trot!
Thanks to the tremendous support of our Dog Scout members, friends and family, Sparky’s Turkey Trot is now an annual event. To celebrate our fifth annual Turkey Trot, we have TWO special events! You can choose to participate in either event. Or participate in BOTH for a discount.
Sparky’s Turkey Trot
The FIVE Mile Gobbler
These are virtual races to fundraise for Dog Scouts of America, a national 501©3 non-profit. Anyone can participate in these fun events. This is great family and Scouting fun. You do not need to be a member of Dog Scouts, but your miles may be used for badges and titles.
Sparky’s Turkey Trot is a virtual race that you can walk or run on your own time and you will receive a medal for supporting this great cause! Run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1 Miler and be rewarded with the Dog Scouts of America Sparky’s Turkey Trot race medal. To earn your medal, please run anytime during the week of Thanksgiving (November 16-24) and you will receive a medal “on your honor” for supporting Dog Scouts and getting some miles in.
The FIVE Mile Gobbler is a virtual five mile run or walk that you complete on your own time and you will be rewarded with a special Mile Gobbler PATCH to show off your hard work. To earn your patch, please complete your 5 miles anytime between Thanksgiving and Christmas and you will receive a patch “on your honor”. There is no need to send in a mileage log.
Medals and patches will be mailed out after the race. The race organizer (a Dog Scout volunteer) typically receives the medals on Christmas Eve. The medals will be packed up and mailed after she receives them. All proceeds from these events will go to furthering the mission of Dog Scouts of America. During the setup of this race, we had to choose a location for the race to be based. The home base is the location of Michigan Dog Scout Camp, the happiest place on earth. But this race can be run from anywhere!
A virtual run is a fundraiser to bring people from all over the world to run together on their own time, in their own towns during the week of Thanksgiving. You can run after work, on the weekend, at your park or on your treadmill. You can also walk!
We’d love to share a picture of you and your dog(s) and/or your team participating in this race, please email your pictures with relevant names, dog breeds, (troop affiliation and/or team name if applicable) and locations to our newsletter editor at [email protected]