TROY — Organizers of the 75th Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day have an important message for participants in the event’s 5K – don’t put away your spookalicious Halloween costumes after tonight!
The Trot, a signature event of the Collar City’s holiday festivities, is seeking both creative and scream-worthy entries for its popular Costume Contest. $350 in prize money is up for grabs for participants in two categories: Most Unique and Best Thanksgiving Day Costumes.
“One of the most enjoyable parts of our 5K is seeing all the imaginative costumes on the streets of Troy,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “They add a fun and unique element to our family-friendly event for both participants and spectators.”
To register, fill out an entry form at TroyTurkeyTrot.com/annual-costume-contest. Then, email the completed form and photos of the costume entry to [email protected] by Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. All costume contest participants will have their entries uploaded to the event’s Facebook page. Entries receiving the most “likes” in each of the two categories will receive cash prizes. (1st place $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25.) Winners will be announced on race morning!
For more information and to register for the 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile, and Turkey Walk visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.
Troy Turkey Trot sponsors include Pioneer Bank, Wm. J. Fagan & Sons, Capital Region Honda Dealers, and Choice Physical Therapy.
Now in its 106th year (75th running), the Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race. The event, which celebrates fun, family and fitness against a backdrop of some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods, draws more than 7,000 participants from 40 states and features a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, while also raising funds for the event’s two charities, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House and Shelter.
For more information, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.