Sparky's Turkey Trot 2017

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October 14, 2017

Welcome to the third 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.

This is a virtual race to fundraise for Dog Scouts of America, a national 501©3 non-profit – you can walk or run on your own time and you will receive a metal for supporting this great cause! 

Run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1 Miler and be rewarded with the Dog Scouts of America 2017 Sparky’s Turkey Trot race metal.

All proceeds from this race will go to furthering the mission of Dog Scouts of America.

To earn your medal, please run anytime during the week of Thanksgiving (November 18-26) and you will receive a medal “on your honor” for supporting Dog Scouts and getting some miles in.  Medals will be mailed out after the race.

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! 

K9 Turkey Trotter

Register your K9 partner to walk or run with you.

After you register yourself, you will be given the option to register your K9 running partner. You can register as many K9 running partners as you wish. Registering your K9 partner(s) is free.

For a small additional fee, you can receive a second medal to share with your K9 partner.

Teams and Groups

Group Registrations: You are encouraged to register multiple runners at a time — for orders of 3 or more, the processing fees will go down.

TO REGISTER A GROUP:  Simply start by registering your name and information.  Click the blue “Add Another Registrant” button near the bottom of the first page.  As you check out, the order processing fees passed along from RunSignUp will be calculated based on your total order, not per person, and your fees will go down. Orders of three or more, your fees will go down. Having the medals shipped to one place is helpful, but not necessary. Thanks for running! 

Team Registrations: To save on shipping costs and pass along more $ to Dog Scouts – we highly encourage you to start a local team. Could you buy a registration or organize a group for your runner friends, church or family?  Create a team for your group to join or register everyone all at once.

TO REGISTER AS A TEAM: Simply start a new Team when you register or join a team when you register. All the medals for the team will be sent to the Team Captain. Registering your Team as a Group (all at once) is not a requirement.

PRIZE for the biggest team!! This will be a surprise and will be sent with the medals to the Team Captain.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
5 kilometers


October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
10 kilometers


October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
1 miles

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