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SLO Food Bank holding annual Turkey Trot virtually

Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 01:52:12-04

The SLO Food Bank announced Friday that their annual Turkey Trot is being held virtually in 2020.

In previous years, about 1,500 people participate in the 2-mile walks or 5-mile runs in Avila Beach.

This year, everyone interested can still register for the Turkey Trot taking place at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning by registering online. Participants are encouraged to complete a walk, run or hike on their own or with family and closest friends at a location of their choice.

Everyone who registers will receive one event t-shirt and one pair of DryMax socks. Those can be picked up on Friday, November 20, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Cuesta College North County Campus or at the SLO Food Bank warehouse.

Registration for the event is open until Thanksgiving morning however, if you want to ensure a t-shirt size organizers encourage registration by Oct. 29.

Participant will also qualify for prizes including a raffle for a chance to win one of five $50 Running Warehouse gift cards. Selfies are encouraged to post their picture on the official fundraising page or their team page for another chance to win one of five $50 Running Warehouse gift cards. And a $100 Running Warehouse gift card will be raffled off to everyone who fundraises $250 or more on their team page.

"Unfortunately hunger is on the rise in our community and has more than doubled since the beginning of the the year," SLO Food Bank Development Director, Branna Still said. "So with every dollar we're able to provide seven hearty and nutruitious thanksgiving meals."

All proceeds raised will provide Holiday meals to families in need.