Turkey Trot 5K planned for Oct. 21

Local runners can enjoy a scenic, morning run along Tims Ford Lake and support a worthy local cause at the Hospice of Highland Rim’s Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, October 21. (File Photo)

TIMS FORD STATE PARK, Tenn. — Caring for individuals with less than six months to live is a grueling task that can be made even more taxing when a family suffers from a hardship. This is the space where Hospice of Highland Rim steps in.

On Saturday, October 21, you can support their efforts by participating in the annual Hospice 5K Turkey Trot and One Mile Fun Run at Tims Ford State Park. It’s an easy to moderate out-and-back on a paved trail with a beautiful, scenic view of Tims Ford State Park.

The course starts at the Visitors Center and continues to the bike bridge that crosses the lake. You will continue to the entrance to the campground for your turnaround point back to the Visitors Center. There will be a water station at the turnaround point and at the start/finish line.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in person or virtually. It’s not a timed event. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female runner. First and second place awards will also be given to the two top runners in each age category. The awards ceremony will take place at the Tims Ford State Park Visitor’s Center immediately following the race. Light snacks an drinks will be served.

Check in will take place at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start promptly at 9 a.m. Individual entry costs $35 or a team of five can register for $100. All proceeds will benefit the 501(c)3 organization in assisting hospice patients in Moore, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, and Warren counties.

To register, visit the Hospice of Highland Rim website or stop by the Tims Ford Visitors Center. You may also register on the Reg2Run website. For more information, email [email protected] or call the office at 931-563-7439, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. They are located at 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. •

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