Festival Foods Turkey Trot 2022 Stevens Point to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA

Stevens Point, WI – Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24th, Festival Foods will be hosting the 15th annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot at 8 AM at the Stevens Point Area High School to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County and the Stevens Point Area YMCA.
The Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot has been a tradition for many years. The event was most recently organized by Portage County CAN to provide community members a way to gather with any and all who wanted to kick off our national holiday celebration with physical activity. This is a transition year to a NEW event, marking the beginning of the Festival Foods Turkey Trot in Stevens Point, but continuing to provide healthy family fun and much needed charitable support.
Portage County CAN President Annie Wetter said, “We are grateful that the community will continue to have an event to kick off Thanksgiving with physical activity. And we are grateful that Festival Foods agreed to support Interfaith Food Pantry to a level that matched the donations previously received from the Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot.”
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot includes a five-mile run, a two-mile fun run, two mile-walk, and two-mile dog jog. This event caters to the family and to all skill levels.  Want a personal record? The five-mile run is timed.  Do you want to run just for fun or you are just starting to run, the two-mile fun run would be perfect for you. Want to enjoy a walk or run with your family and friends prior to indulging in food and football all day?  This is a great way to start the day with family and friends.  Don’t want to walk or run, you can volunteer for many positions.
If you would like to register to participate or volunteer, please visit www.festivalfoodsturkeytrot.com for more information. Start a family tradition on Thanksgiving morning with the Festival Foods Turkey Trot.
If you register for at least one shift as a volunteer, you will be in the running to win a pair of Festival Foods MVP Deck Tickets for the game verse the Lions in January. Festival Foods will also be giving away Packers tickets and a Bart Star Jersey to celebrate their 15th annual Turkey Trot. Watch their social media pages for more info.  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @FestivalFoodsTurkeyTrot
About the Festival Foods Turkey Trot
To give back to the community and raise awareness for our charity partners. The Festival Foods Turkey Trot will create and sustain an event that focuses on families, healthy living, fun, and a sense of community for all ages and abilities.
The Festival Foods Turkey Trot has 11 locations throughout the state including Janesville, Coulee Region, Eau Claire, Marshfield, Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, and the Home Edition. All the proceeds from the race benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs in each area. From inception, the Festival Foods Turkey Trot has raised $3.64 million for Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs. It takes about 1,700 volunteers statewide to make these events happen and there are about 30,000 participants statewide each year as well.
About Boys & Girls Club Portage County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portage County serves nearly 2,000 Club members throughout the year with afterschool programming, summer programs, special events, healthy meals, sports, and recreation. Boys & Girls Club of Portage County has been serving the community for 20 years and operates in five community schools within Portage County in addition to its Berard and Plover Centers.  For a nominal membership and enrollment fee, Club members receive homework help, tutoring, healthy meals, participation in enrichment programs. These programs are in the core areas of education and career development, character and leadership, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation and the arts. All these services are provided in a safe and fun environment in which the children thrive. For more information or to donate, visit their website and Facebook page.   Visit – www.bgclubpc.org and www.facebook.com/bgclubpc.
About the Stevens Point Area YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations serving more than 11 million people annually and offering resources at over 2,600 locations across all 50 states. For over 50 years, the Stevens Point Area YMCA has been committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility creating lasting personal and social change. For more information on how the Y is making an impact right here in Portage County, visit www.spymca.org.