Sunapee Turkey Trot Goal 600 Runners

Now in its fourth year, Sunapee’s 5K road race for runners and walkers has become a family tradition. “The Lake Sunapee 5K Turkey Trot unites people from the community as well as friends and family gathered from all over the country for the Thanksgiving holiday,” race directors point out.

Note: All racers who sign up before November 5, will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt.

For more information and to register, visit

Race directors are Scott Blewitt, Mindy Flater, David Rowell, and Katie Flint.

Last year, the event had 595 walkers and runners, many dressed up in hilarious costumes, racing up Sunapee’s Burkehaven Hill and around Lake Avenue. The goal for 2010 is to surpass 600 runners and walkers. There also will be a 1K Chicken Run through the Harbor for kids. Following the race will be an award ceremony for age categories and the best costume.

Event proceeds will benefit the Sunapee Recreation Department.

Volunteers and sponsors are needed, and they can sign up through the Turkey Trot website.

Pre-registration the day before the race (Wednesday, November 24) from 5:00-8:00 pm  will take place at New London Agency Sotheby’s International Realty Office in Sunapee Harbor. Racers can check in and pick up bibs on the 24th or on the morning of the race.

• Race-day registration from 7:00-8:00 am
• 1K Chicken Run (kids fun run) at 8:15 am
• 5K Turkey Trot at 9:00 am
• Awards Ceremony to follow (for age categories and best costume!)

SPONSORS (As of October 21, 2010)
GOLD: Outspokin’ Bicycle & Sport; Hubert’s Family Outfitters; Prospect Hill Antiques
SILVER: Avian Technologies; Barton Insurance Agency; Harding Hill Farm; Lake Sunapee Bank; MJ Harrington & Co.
BRONZE: New London Agency Sotheby’s International Realty; Gary Summerton Photography; Sugar River Bank; Newport Recreation/Team Pinnacle; Twin Doors Bed & Breakfast; Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream; Hannaford’s of New London; Wildgoose Country Store; Sunapee Harbor Riverway

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