If you want to get in some exercise before filling up on turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day while donating some money to a good cause, then keep reading.
The 12th-Annual Williamsburg Turkey Trot 5-K Run/Walk will take place Thanksgiving morning. Last year about 240 people participated and organizers are hoping for more this year.
As of Tuesday about 100 people had already pre-registered for the event.
Proceeds go to benefit the Williamsburg Police Department Shop with a Cop program, which takes less fortunate children on $100 Christmas shopping sprees at Wal-Mart. Last year, the program was able to help about 140 children.
The registration fee is $25 for adults and $20 for children. All participants will receive t-shirts as long as the supplies last.
Homemade holiday desserts will be given out to all first place winners. The overall male and female winners will also receive a free turkey.
Downloadable race registration forms can be found online at https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Williamsburg/TurkeyTrotWilliamsburgKy.
Race registration begins at 8 a.m. Thursday at Bill Woods Park. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the park and also will finish at the park.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Shop with a Cop program.
Make checks payable to Williamsburg Shop with a Cop and send them to Williamsburg City Hall, Attention: Gina Hamblin, P.O. Box 119, Williamsburg, KY 40769. If you need a receipt please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison added that the number of donors for Shop with a Cop seems to be up this year in addition to people giving higher amounts, but he still encourages people to give so that more children can be helped.