Kiski Valley Turkey Trot

The 2020 KV Turkey Trot is Happening! 

More than ever, in 2020 our communities need to come together to support our students, friends and neighbors. The Kiski Area Youth Network is committed to hosting our annual Turkey Trot on November 26, 2020 following all public health and safety guidelines. Register now for our in-person or virtual race, get your t-shirt, and show your support for our students in the Kiski Area School District.

In-Person 5K Race

Our in-person race will be run in two heats, at 8:30am and at 9:30am with a cap on participants based on guidelines from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Disease Control. Runners in the two heats will be separated by distance to comply with public health rules. Both races will be timed and overall winners will be awarded. There will be no same day in-person registration. Packet pickups will be available the evening of 11/25 and the morning of the race.

Public health guidelines are subject to change. Onsite racers will be given preference in order of sign up. Space is limited to 250 per heat as of today. Participants will be asked to wear masks prior to the start of the race.

Snacks and water will be handed out after the race in pre-packaged form. Volunteers will be present to assist and give directions. There will be no awards ceremony onsite.

The 5K Race is for the serious or casual runners or walkers of all ages.  The in-person race will be digitally timed by Miles for Smiles. To avoid larger crowds, awards will be mailed to participants and times will be publicly posted the day of the event. The 5K certified course is an out and back loop on a beautiful country road with slight elevations.  The race starts and ends in Kunkle Park.

Kiski Valley Turkey Trot reserves to right of move all on-site registrants to Virtual race should CDC and PA restrict/reduce number of runners allowed. All registrations are non-refundable. Please, remember that this is a charity event. Even if you are moved from in-person to virtual you will receive your shirt and are eligible for the virtual contests described below.

Register Here

In-Person 5K Team Challenge

Run for the team cup award.  Team members must register together online as a group of at least three.  Top three times of each team will be averaged to determine the fastest team.

Virtual 5K Race 

Run from anywhere! Florida? Texas? Japan? No problem. Sign up for the virtual 5K and you’ll receive your t-shirt and bib in the mail the week before the race. Run anytime between November 24th and 30th to participate. While the virtual race won’t be timed for awards, we encourage participants to post pictures of themselves and their friends and family running together with the hashtag #KVTurkeyTrot the day of the race. Send us your run times (honor system) and we’ll post them on our results page. Connect with KAYN on Instagram and Facebook to join our virtual community.

Register by November 10th to guarantee your t-shirt by Thanksgiving Day. Register between November 11th and 17th and you’ll get your t-shirt ASAP.

Register Here

Virtual Race Prizes

Since there are no timed awards for the virtual race, runners who sign up will be eligible to win door prizes for gift certificates and merchandise. Run and post your photos with the hashtag #KVTurkeyTrot anytime between November 24th and 30th to participate. Winners will be awarded by mail.

Only virtual racers will be eligible for the Thanksgiving costume contest. Dress up as a turkey, potatoes, a pilgrim, or the Mayflower! Prizes for best individual costume, best group costume,  and most creative will be awarded. Post your costumed run anytime between November 24th and 30th with the hashtag #KVTurkeyTrot and winners will be awarded by mail!

The two largest groups of virtual runners photographed together and running together will be awarded prizes as well. Recruit your friends and win prizes!

Giving Back

Come run or walk to give back this Thanksgiving.  All proceeds to support the local charity Kiski Area Youth Network who is dedicated to helping youth in our comunity by providing opportunity for spiritual, emotional, intellectual and civic growth.  Go to donations for more details.

Download a copy of our Sponsorship Brochure here: 2020 KV Turkey Trot Sponsor Brochure

Our Inspiration – Jenna’s StoryJenna - Main Page

This race benefits the Kiski Area Youth Network that was inspired by the life and faith story of Jenna Prusia.  Jenna was a junior at Kiski Area High School when she lost her life on December 28, 2012 in a sled riding accident.  Jenna had a deep faith in God and love for her friends and classmates at Kiski.  KAYN was started to share Jenna’s faith story and help teens in our community to navigate life and the challenges that teens face growing up in an ever changing world.  Come run to remember Jenna and honor a young life lived well!

To read more (click here).

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