5K on Turkey Day

Senior projects are a requirement to graduate so seniors have been working to come up with ideas and implement them. Senior Maddy Neal has chosen to continue the Thanksgiving race to benefit Love Chapel.

“This is the third year for the 5K on Turkey Day,” Neal said. “It was started by my sister three years ago and Sierra Laxx did it last year and I’m taking over this year. What it is, is a race benefitting Love Chapel. There will be a 5K run and an added 10K run this year. It’s just a really cool project because it benefits people directly. Next year, the project will be continued by junior Madelyn Sanders.”

Along with a registration fee, people planning on running in the race are required to bring five canned goods. The cans that are donated to the 5K on Turkey Day will also benefit the annual can drive that is held at North.

“The race is going to be held at the armory near the Columbus Airport. Participants can choose to walk or run the 5K or they could run the 10K,” Neal said. “Both races will be official. The course is marked and there will be times posted. Anyone is allowed to take part in the race as long as you pay the registration fee and bring 5 cans.”

The registration fees vary depending on the age of the runner and what race they are running in.

“For the 5K, if you are 17 years or younger the registration fee is $15 and if you are 18 years or older the registration fee is $25,” Neal said. “For the 10K, if you are 17 years or younger the registration fee is $15 and if you are 18 years or older the registration fee is $35.”

Registration after Nov. 10 is allowed, but particpants will not receive a tshirt. To register, go to, runsignup.com/Race/IN/Columbus/5KonTurkeyday

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