Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Race organizer Chuck Connell is busy preparing for Bedford’s 2018 Bedford Turkey Trot Run / Walk, set for 8 am on Thanksgiving morning. He accepted the handoff from Rich Hamilton earlier this year and is continuing the race’s friendly atmosphere as a great way to build up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner, and to generate funds for the Bedford Food Pantry.
Although it is a USATF sanctioned event, Bedford’s Turkey Trot is is a friendly fun-run / walk as a fund-raiser for Bedford Food Pantry. There are no timing chips or VIP tents — just nice people, fun prizes and a good cause.
To register for the 5K run or the 2-mile walk participants must sign up online – https://racesonline.com/events/bedford-turkey-trot. There is no mail-in or walk-in registration. Because the roads are not closed, there is a limit of 250 runners, but there is no limit for walkers. First 200 registrations get a high-quality long-sleeve t-shirt!
All number pickup is at Callahan Karate on Wednesday, from 3 to 7 pm.
Click these links to view/download/print the 2018 Turkey Trot course maps
Several volunteer slots remain, and all volunteers will receive a shirt! Click this link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094eaaae2da4fb6-2018.
Sponsors ~ as of November 17
Callahan’s Karate, www.callahanskarate.com
WT Phelan Insurance, www.wtphelan.com
Red Heat Tavern, www.redheattavern.com
Virsa De Punjab, www.virsadepunjab.com
Bedford Florist, www.bedfordfloristandgifts.com
Arthur Murray, www.arthurmurray.com
Bedford Car Wash, www.facebook.com/pages/Bedford-Car-Wash/162963507065464
Michael’s Movers, www.
Bruegger’s Bagels, www.brueggers.com
Comella’s Restaurant, www.comellasrestaurants.com
Rowena’s Nails & Spa, 32 Shawsheen Ave, Bedford