Organizers of the 14th annual Bedford Turkey Trot have found a way to keep the tradition going this year without compromising safety considerations during the pandemic.
And the big beneficiary will be the Bedford Food Pantry.
“While we are unable to gather for a traditional Turkey Trot, we want to keep the spirit of the event alive, and the pantry’s shelves well-stocked, for this holiday season,” said Rob Ackerman, spokesman for the 2020 Trot and an instructor with the event’s lead sponsor, Callahan Karate Studio on North Road.
The Turkey Trot has been described as “a friendly run/walk – just nice people and a good cause.”
For the rest of November, persons who complete the five-mile walk or two-mile run add the comment “Done!” at this Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/callahanskarate/posts/10158075674781448
Callahan’s has pledged $10 per participant, up to $1,000, to the food pantry based on the number of participants who add “Done!” on the Facebook page. Chuck Connell, director of the event, also has pledged $100 to kick off the fundraiser.
The annual event normally draws hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages. “It is of the utmost importance that everyone follows every health and safety guideline when participating,” Ackerman said.
Mike Rosenberg can be reached at [email protected], or 781-983-1763
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