Holmes Gig Harbor Turkey Trot
"[In 2003], Tim Holmes' son challenged him to run a marathon with him. Holmes, who owns Holmes Chiropractic, accepted the challenge and started looking for training opportunities.
'I wanted to do something new, so I invited some of my friends and my patients to join me on Thanksgiving morning for a run. I thought it would be a good way to work up an appetite,' Holmes said. That first year, about 15 people showed up, he said, and the Turkey Trot was born. Now, he says, it has become something of a family tradition for a lot of people.
'We had 20 the second year, and it's just kept growing ever since.'"
The trot begins at 8:00 am starting on the main road in front of the Gig Harbor post office (3118 Judson St), where you can drop off your cans of food and prepare for the race. Day-of Registration starts at 6:30 AM. You will also be able to pay and pick up t-shirts and bib numbers the day of the race (although we encourage everyone to pay ahead of time, to make for a quick and less-chaotic process).
5k and 10k Routes
The Start of both routes is in front of the Gig Harbor post office on Judson St. There will be volunteers along the way to guide you. For the latter half of the 10k, follow the orange arrows on the map. For the 5k, you will turn around approximately at the point on the map that says "5k turn-around". The end of both routes is at the starting line, in front of the post office.
This year, proceeds are going to FISH food bank, a local organization called Food Backpacks 4 Kids, the Bischoff food bank, and local high school scholarships.
More information and registration available HERE