Racers Line Up for Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot

Here’s the run-down for the 4th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot coming up on Thanksgiving morning at Sunapee Harbor. On-line registration closes on Monday, Nov. 22. Entrants to date include 475 for the 5k race and 53 for the 1K Chicken Run for little ones.

Here are the start times: The Chicken Run, down Lake Avenue and back, 8:15 am.  The Turkey Trot, 9 am. The award ceremony, 10:15 am.

The Turkey Trot starts at the Ben Mere gazebo, goes up Burkehaven Hill Road, and then loops around Lake Avenue and back to the harbor. The finish line is next to Marzelli’s Deli.

How to register: Every racer needs to fill out a race application, sign a waiver form, and collect a bib and pins to receive a time. Go to the “Registration” page to register onlineOnline registration will close on Monday, November 22 at 11 am. Once it closes, racers can register in person on November 24 or on race day, 7 – 8 am.

For pre-registration racers: Pick up bibs and pins at the Pre-Registration on Wednesday, November 24, 5 – 8 pm at the New London Agency Sotheby’s International Realty Office in Sunapee Harbor or on race day (November 25), 7 – 8 am. Race organizers recommend picking up bibs and pins at the Pre-registration because of the large number of people who register on race day.

SPTO pie sale: The Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization will hold a pie sale during the Pre-Registration and on race day. Pies will be $10 each. Those donating a pie(s) are asked to drop it off starting at 4 pm on November 24 at the New London Agency Sotheby’s International Realty Office in Sunapee Harbor, and please write down “if your pie has nuts so we can be careful of allergies.”

Bring your own bottle: In an effort to cut waste, Prospect Hill Antiques will be setting up water stations at the start and finish lines. So, bring your own water bottle.

Parking: Due to limited parking, race organizers recommend carpooling with friends and family if possible. For safety reasons, parking lots in the Harbor will be closed. Parking will be available at the: Sunapee Post Office, Sunapee Town Office (and walk up the grass hill toward River Road), lot next to the start line on River Road, Lake Sunapee Protective Association, and Sherburne Gym.

Thanks goes to the 2010 race sponsors:

  • Platinum – Outspokin Bicycle & Sport Shop
  • Gold – Hubert’s Family Outfitters, Prospect Hill Antiques, and WCNL country 94.7 FM/1010 AM
  • Silver – Avian Technologies LLC, Barton Insurance Agency, Lake Sunapee Bank, Harding Hill Farm, and MJ Harrington & Co.
  • Bronze –  Gary Summerton Photography, New London Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, 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, and in “Loving Memory of Kathie Lester.”

This year’s race directors are Scott Blewitt, Mindy Flater, David Rowell, and Katie Flint.

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