Turkey Trot Offers Virtual Race with 5K/10K/Fun Run

The 2nd annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Turkey Trot will benefit children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. There are 173 children in foster care in Carroll County and 98 are being served by CASA volunteers. 

Many of these children lack basic needs and do not have the ability to participate in outside activities. Proceeds from this event will allow Carroll County CASA to provide these children with assistance in clothing needs, extra-curricular activities, school supplies and more.

The tremendous support CASA received from their Inaugural Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in 2019 allowed their program to provide winter clothing and school supplies for multiple foster children in Carroll County.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will be new rules in place:

  • There will be no race day registration. Registration will close on Tuesday 11/24 at 11:59 pm.
  • Runners will be assigned a race start time beginning at 9:00 am. The race start time will be emailed to participants on Tuesday 11/24. If runners prefer to start with a specific person or group, please make note of this during registration. CASA will accommodate as best they can.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time to check in.
  • There will be staggered race times: The race shoot, there will be waves of 25 participants in 2 minute increments. For example, Wave A will begin at 9:00. Wave B will begin at 9:32, and so on.
  • Social distancing will be regulated at all times.
  • Packet Pickup will be on Wednesday, 11/25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CASA office OR you can check in 15 minutes before your assigned start time.
  • CASA is encouraging participants to bring their own water, however they will have a dedicated volunteer passing out bottled water at all times.
  • All CASA volunteers will be required to wear masks.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear masks before and after running but it is not a requirement.
  • They are asking that runners do not congregate at the start line or after crossing the finish line.
  • Water stations will disperse individual bottles of water instead of paper cups and volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • Awards will be available for pick up on site shortly after the final runner crosses the finish line.
  • There will not be an awards ceremony due to social distancing regulations.

Early bird registration fees:

5K – $25 (Race Fee Includes Long Sleeve Turkey Trot Race Shirt)

10K – $30 (Race Fee Includes Long Sleeve Turkey Trot Race Shirt)

One mile fun run – $10

Virtual race option: Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Carroll County CASA is offering the option of virtual participation. The Virtual race ticket option gives you the opportunity to support Carroll County CASA and participate in the Turkey Trot without being physically at the race. “You can run at any location, at your pace, outside or on a treadmill, alone or with a group of friends,” says Briana Evans, CASA’s advocacy coordinator. More details on the virtual race will be sent to participants who register. The cost for virtual participation is $25.

Register for the 2nd Annual CASA Turkey Trot today and take advantage of their discounted early bird registration fees. Click here to register: https://cbo.io/tickets/purchase_tickets.php?slug=carrollcasa&form_name=turkeytrot

Sponsorships are also available.

$2,500.00 Platinum: Includes: 8 race tickets, social media recognition, name recognition at event, water station or booth, logo on race day shirt, and 2 tickets to Grand Night for CASA

$1,000.00 Gold: Includes: 4 race tickets, social media recognition, booth at race, and logo on race day shirt 

$500.00 Silver: Includes: 2 race day tickets and logo on race day shirt 

$250.00 Bronze: Includes: 1 race day ticket and company name on race day shirt 

Click here to sponsor the event: https://cbo.io/tickets/purchase_tickets.php?slug=carrollcasa&form_name=turkeytrot

When: Thursday, November 26th Where: Hobbs Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Prescheduled start times will begin at 9:00 a.m. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled start time for check in.

For more information, email Briana Evans at bevans@carrollcasa.org

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