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Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville gears up for Thanksgiving day race

The Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Day race in Turkey Creek: the Hot to Trot 5k/10k & Fun Run.

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The Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club helps women who are trapped in abuse, addiction, poverty, and despair as well as the Shepherd’s Hope Food Pantry. Image courtesy of Fleet Feet Knoxville.

The race is held on Thanksgiving morning and draws approximately 3,000 local and visiting runners annually to the Turkey Creek area in Farragut. Hot to Trot is a family friendly event, with families of up to four generations racing together. Registration is $30 for the 5k or 10k, and $20 for the Fun Run.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the local charity A Hand Up for Women. The Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club charity provides a life-management and job-readiness program that brings dignity, self-confidence, and hope to women who might otherwise remain trapped in abuse, addiction, poverty, and despair. Over the past several years, Fleet Feet Knoxville has raised over $37,000 for the program through the Hot to Trot races. In addition, the race is also hosting a food drive for Shepherd’s Hope Food Pantry in Farragut for the second year. In 2016, race participants and volunteers donated several boxes of canned goods and other non-perishables, and Hot to Trot donated $1,000 to the pantry from race profits.

The Hot to Trot 5k/10k & Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. Nov 23rd at 7:30 a.m.

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Published November 4, 2017

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