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St. Vincent de Paul’s Turkeyfoot Trot coming up on Nov. 17 at Thomas More University; sign up here

St. Vincent de Paul in Northern Kentucky will be hosting the 11th annual Turkeyfoot Trot 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, November 17th at 9 a.m. beginning and ending at a new location, Thomas More University.

“Thomas More jumped at the chance to be a part of this tradition. St. Vincent serves and engages the community constantly, and our similar mission and ideals make this an exciting partnership,” remarked Charles Delp, Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development at TMU. 

“As a runner myself, I look forward to this event every year.  And, partnering with Thomas More adds to our excitement for this year’s race,” said Karen Zengel, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul. “Our goal this year is to grow the number of participants. We invite everyone to come out and run or walk.  It’s a fun and different way for the entire family to kick off the holiday season by supporting those in need.”

 

The race is presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company. “Commonwealth Bank & Trust is very excited to be the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. We’re a proud partner of St. Vincent de Paul and for many years this great organization has been improving the lives of many deserving individuals and families throughout the Northern Kentucky area,” said Corey Sidebottom, Senior VP Northern Kentucky Market. 

Event sponsors include St. Elizabeth Physicians, Pat and Dennis Coyne, Marty and Sheila Zalla, Meijer, 1st Call Disaster Services, and Tri-State Running Company.
 
All proceeds support St. Vincent de Paul programs in Northern Kentucky that bring hope to the front line of poverty by helping our neighbors in need with food, rental/utility assistance, and other emergency assistance.

The family-friendly event will include many activities that both children and adults will enjoy such as the headliner 5K race with chip timing, a children’s fun run, door prizes, and great food after the race from Chick-fil-A, Izzy’s, Salvadore’s Pizzeria and more. John Lomax, anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati on WKRC/Channel 12, will be emceeing the event and there will even be a special appearance from Santa!
 
Pre-registration is now available online at www.runsignup.com through Thursday, November 15th. Pre-registration fees for the 5K are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 14 years or younger.  T-shirts sold separately for $10.00 each. In-person registration at Tri-State Running Company during packet pick-up week (includes shirt while supplies last). Additionally, race day registration will start at 7:30 a.m. in Staggerwald Hall – Thomas More University’s Saint Center. Race day registration fees are $30 for adults and $25 for children 14 years or younger. T-shirts sold separately for $10.00 each while supply lasts. Awards will be given in a variety of categories.
 
For more information about the race or to sponsor go to www.SVDPnky.org or contact Lou Settle with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 859-446-7727 or lou.settle@svdpnky.org  

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