Parks Commission Announces Annual 5K Turkey Trot

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Somerset County Park Commission’s 17th Annual 5K Turkey Trot is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. on Colonial Drive at Colonial Park in Franklin Township. The morning of family fun will also include a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m.

The USATF sanctioned and certified 5K race will take place rain or shine, beginning and ending in Colonial Park and is valued at 500 New Jersey Grand Prix Event Points. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under; 15 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; and 70 and over.

A turkey will also be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age group.

Registration is $25 through the morning of the race. On-site registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8:00 A.M. in Parking Lot B.

Event sponsors include: The Reitman Group; Gourmet Events Catering; Wegmans, S & R Pools, Riccardi Brothers Inc., and Road ID.

Information is available by calling the Somerset County Park Commission at 1-908-722-1200, ext. 226 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment, or visiting

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