Despite the unusual year we had in 2020, the Third Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race was a huge success! We were able to donate $9,500 to Second Chance Shelter, increasing the amount from 2019. Doug and Wanda from Second Chance were blown away by the donation. This year, we are excited to announce the Fourth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race will take place Saturday, November 20, 2021! This event will benefit Second Chance Shelter. Our Diamond Sponsor, Peoples Independent Bank, presents this event.
What do you know about Second Chance Shelter? They are a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter, right? Essentially, that does describe this organization but they are that and so much more! They have amazing sponsor and foster programs for those who are not interested in adoption. Doug and Wanda McGee started Second Chance Shelter in 2008 and they have grown to house and care for over 250 dogs at a time. Their passion for animals is not only obvious but also infectious.
Come join us for the Fourth Annual Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race and run off those extra holiday pounds through the beautiful Boaz area. The route will follow through Snead State Community College, the Boaz SportsPlex, and Boaz Elementary School on all paved roads with some small hills. The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Neighborhood Center (314 N King St.) with water stations along the route. Finisher medals will be given at the finish line and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group (male and female) will receive prizes at the awards ceremony. There will be no refunds, the race will be held rain or shine!
We will have packet pick up Thursday, November 18th, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday, November 19th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Boaz Neighborhood Center. Participants can also pick up packets Saturday, November 21st (race day morning) from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM. The race is administered by the Boaz Parks and Recreation Department. The course is certified, numbers AL18035JE and AL18036JE. Age Groups: 12 &under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over.
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