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Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day
Modesto Jr College

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 23 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

The fun run for boys and girls (13 years and under) will begin with a half mile boys race at 8:45 a.m., followed by a half mile girls race 9 a.m. The five kilometer run will start at 9:30 a.m. and the 5k Gobbler Walk begins at 9:35 a.m. The 5k course (3.1 miles) follows the Tuolumne River on a mostly paved path, passing through the old oak groves in the park.

After the race there will be an awards ceremony and refreshments. Awards are given to the top three males and females in eight divisions and all participants in the children’s runs receive a medal.

There is an in-person pre-registration available on Wednesday, Nov.22 in the MJC Gymnasium on Coldwell Avenue on East Campus, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; fees are from $15 to $30.

Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes promptly at 8:30 a.m. with registration fees ranging from $20 to $35.

The Turkey Trot proceeds support the MJC Women’s and Men’s Cross Country programs. For more information visit or contact Women’s Coach Mary Shea at or (209) 575-6219.