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Boyne City Turkey Trot

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The Kiwanis Club of Boyne City is pleased to announce the 5th annual Kiwanis Boyne city Turkey Trot at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26.

The event will begin and end at the pavilion at Boyne City Veteran’s Park.

Registration will open at 8am, and chip timing will be provided by Superior Timing.

Awards will be recognized in 10 year age groups.

Individual and family pricing is available.

Prior to the event, individuals can register for $20 each and families for $40.

The day of the event, registration fees will be $25 for individuals and $50 for families.

Individuals per-registering receive a t-shirt and families will receive two t-shirts.

Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $10 each.

Packet pick-up will be available day before event from 2-6pm at Edward Jones, 101 S Lake St, Boyne City.

Registration forms can be picked up at the following locations in Boyne City:

  • Boyne City Chamber
  • Edward Jones
  • Kilwins of Boyne City
  • Inspired Living
  • North Country Cycle Sport.

Printable forms are available on the Boyne City Chamber website (

Online registration is available from

All proceeds from the event will go to Kiwanis Club of Boyne City. Kiwanis Clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child, and one community at a time.

100 percent of the money raised from this event will stay in the Boyne City Area.

We would also encourage everyone to bring a canned good or non-perishable item to the event.

These donations will then be delivered to our local food pantry which is always in need.


Charlevoix Turkey Trot

Registration has begun for the 5th Annual Charlevoix Area Hospital Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26.

The annual 5K run/walk starts and ends at the hospital parking lot at 14700 Lake Shore Drive in Charlevoix.

A route map is posted on their website at, where convenient online pre-registration is available.

“We encourage this year’s runners and walkers to take advantage of our online pre-registration,” said Heather Parrish, one of the event’s organizers.

“Not only is it quick and easy, but it guarantees you a t-shirt.” Registration forms are also available at the hospital’s Emergency Department admission desk.

“Day-of-the-trot” registration begins Thanksgiving morning at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K walk/run starting at 8:30 a.m.

Registration will take place in the Charlevoix Area Hospital cafeteria; come in the hospital’s main entrance and follow the signs.

The online registration fee ($15 for adults/$10 for children) guarantees you a colorful long-sleeved t-shirt.

But if you prefer, for $10 more, adults can choose an adult hooded sweatshirt instead.

If you prefer to register on the day of the race, t-shirts will only be available on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

Children in strollers and pets on a leash participate free of charge.

Each runner and walker is being asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food pantry, helping to stock their shelves for the holiday season ahead.

“The hospital sponsors this popular event to encourage the community to get out and exercise with family and friends before sitting down to that ‘big meal’ of the year,” said Amanda Evans, another of the event’s organizers.

“Join your friends and neighbors for a morning of Thanksgiving exercise – fun for the whole family!”

For more information about Charlevoix Area Hospital, please visit