Monday, Sep 17, 2018
Get ready to kick off your Thanksgiving week festivities with the Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County on Saturday, Nov. 17.
The long-running event adds Harbin Clinic as the title sponsor this year but keeps the same great course and the fun, frivolity and fitness local athletes have come to expect.
“We look forward to this race each November, and we are happy to be partnering with Harbin Clinic this year,” Brenda Moorehouse, United Way of Bartow County president, says. “I can’t wait to see everyone participating and having fun in this event.”
A Race For All of Bartow
The certified 5K-course is fast and scenic while encircling Sam Smith Park, and it also serves as a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race.
Along with the 5K race, which starts at 9 AM, the event will have a pre-race costume contest and a two-mile health wobble. The wobble is a two-mile, non-timed walk for those that want to take part but may not want to run 3.1 miles.
As in previous years, age-group winners get to claim frozen turkeys as their prize. The top three finishers in each age group will receive special awards newly made for this year’s event.
“Harbin Clinic is excited to become a part of this Cartersville tradition and be able to help put a focus on health and wellness in Bartow County while also supporting the many great things the Bartow County United Way does in the community,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says.
Wire2Wire Running will provide timing and results for the event. Registration for the 5K is $25 and $20 for the health wobble, and people can sign up at Active.com. To guarantee t-shirt size, participants need to be registered no later than Wednesday, Nov. 7. Online registration closes on Monday, Nov. 12. Race-day registration for the 5K is $35 and $25 for the wobble.
Packet pick up will be on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lobby of the United Way of Bartow County located at 320 West Cherokee Avenue in Cartersville.