A holiday tradition since 2003, the Valparaiso Turkey Trot brings together families and friends from all over the country (31 states represented in 2015!) to kick off Thanksgiving Day. This annual event includes a 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run through the streets of Valparaiso, Indiana. Hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation, event proceeds benefit mental health and wellness programs and resources in Northwest Indiana. With over 3,900 runners and walkers in 2015, the Valparaiso Turkey Trot continues to be the largest race of its kind in Northwest Indiana. Walkers, runners, sponsors and volunteers - everyone's presence on Thanksgiving morning supports and promotes mental health and wellness in our communities. Join us in 2016!
Finisher Medals: Based on your past Survey feedback, we are offering the option to order an official 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Finisher Medal! Rather than raise the registration fee for all, the finisher medals are optional, available only to those who pre-order them. Finisher Medals are available to purchase for $5 (plus Indiana sales tax) during registration until October 31, 2016!
Finisher Medals will only be given to those who pre-order them and physically participate in the 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot (5K or 10K). Medals are non-refundable and will be available for pick up in the Valparaiso High School Fieldhouse after you finish the race. We will ask to see your bib to confirm your order.
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