The 2nd Annual Turkey Trot and Fun Trot begins 10:30 am on Saturday November 18, 2006 at Big Foot Beach State Park. The Turkey Trot is a 5-K prediction run/walk that gives every participant an opportunity to win a turkey. Kids ages 12 and under can also participate in the Junior Gobblers 1/2 mile Fun Trot at 11:15.
Volunteers will be organizing kids games, art projects and nature adventures from 10am - 11:30 am so parents can participate in the adult race. In addition to awarding those who cross the finish line first, champions are crowned based on how accurately a participant predicts his or her personal finish time.
Two predicted-time champions will take home a turkey, while Clear Water Outdoor gift certificates will be awarded to the top two finishers in both men's and women's divisions. Additional prizes will be raffled off the day of the race. All proceeds from this run will go to cover race costs, participant t-shirts and to help raise funds for the established Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park.
Big Foot Beach State Park continues to face budget challenges, according to a Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park news release.
Most state parks across Wisconsin will see significant cuts for 2007 in an already constrained fiscal environment. Newly appointed Big Foot Beach State Park Manager, Maggie Zoelner, was quoted as saying in a news release, "Working with volunteer groups like The Friends Group and local businesses like The Geneva Inn who support the park through fundraising events and project days are crucial for the park to better serve the community. We're hoping to raise enough funds through The Turkey Trot and other 2006 & 2007 events to build a new playground, paint our bridges ,improve our bathroom facilities and create new conservation areas."
The race begins at Big Foot Beach State Parks main entrance on South Shore Drive and continues through the 250 acre wooded trail. Registration is $20 for adults and $8 for kids. Participants may also register on Nov. 16, 17 and 18, race day, with the cost of $25 for an adult and $12 for kids. All participants can pick up their race bags, including maps and a long sleeve Turkey Trot T-shirt, Friday November 17 from 5pm to 8pm at Clear Water Outdoor 744 Main St Lake Geneva or else pick them up the morning of the race at the park. Race day registration opens at 8:30am at the park. Visit www.clearwateroutdoor.com on the community page for additional information. Call 262.348.2420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms
When: Saturday November 18 2006
Who: Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park 10:30 am