Be a Turkey Trot Sponsor Zack's Place for Special Needs People in Woodstock VT
Enrichment Programs for People with Special Needs in the Woodstock VT Area Be a Turkey Trot Sponsor Zack's Place for Special Needs People in Woodstock VT

2018 Turkey Trot

The Zack's Place Turkey Trot, a 5K run and walk held on Thanksgiving Day, was first established in 2007, and has become a dependable annual fundraiser ever since. In 2007, almost 200 people participated. In 2017, over 1,670 people participated and raised $85,000. All of the proceeds of the race are dedicated to our operational costs.

As participants line up and register for the race they are entertained by a band on a flatbed truck. Hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate are offered. The race begins in front of the Woodstock Elementary School at 10:00 AM, with the more skilled runners in front and the rest following. The run meanders through the historic Village of Woodstock, then on towards Billings Farm, around Mountain Avenue, and back around The Town Green, ending at the starting line. An award ceremony, also with refreshments and a band, follows the race where medals are presented.

Families run together as college kids and relatives gather for the Thanksgiving celebration. Grandparents and young children in carriages participate as walkers, dogs join in as well. It has become a tradition for many in the Woodstock area; however we also have "satellite participants" who cannot be in Woodstock but who run with family wherever they are: Hawaii, Italy, New York City, etc. This is indeed a day of thanks where individuals help support our enrichment center and give thanks for their own gifts at the same time.

Sign up for the 2018 Turkey Trot!

Click here to download the 2018 Turkey Trot application!

The 2017 Trot was an amazing success!
Check out last year's Trot below!

It was our largest trot ever with 1670 people registered and we raised over $80,000. More than anything it was a remarkable morning with sunshine and surrounded by giving people who walked, ran, rolled and volunteered. We could not be more blessed than to live in this community and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. This trot will help us with our programs for the entire year of 2018. Thank you for helping us have a great center and a great year of programs.

Jack Fedele has the event on film. Watch to see an amazing trot!

Click Here View More Photos of Families and the Trot!!

View the Race Results!

The Interact Club helps again!

Automatic Rooster gets us fired up every year!

Calvin Jones taking family photos
My awesome volunteers at registration The Heartland Diner Team Haley was amazing!

National Anthem Start of the race Elm Street Bridge

Food donated by Price Chopper and beverages donated by Claire Mayock from Heart Rock Kitchen and paper products donated by the Seely Family. 2017 Racers 2017 Racers

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