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9th Annual Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot

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Date(s) - 11/26/2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Murphys Community Park


8 am Registration 9 am Start

What started as a small group of friends getting in a run before indulging in Thanksgiving fare, has turned into one of Murphys most treasured events. Led by Brian Klassen and his daughters Sally and Riley, The Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and collected almost six tons of food for local food banks.

“I wanted to create something to we could do as a family to give back to this incredible community we are fortunate enough to call home,” stated Brian Klassen. “Last year we had over 800 runners, this year we expect 1,000. “

The 2.5 and 5 mile courses are for serious runners as well as walkers, joggers, kids, strollers and dogs. Many local families have made it an annual tradition. Three generations of the Boyton/Tutthill families show up every year, this year they are expecting at least twenty family members. “I just got out our Turkey Trot t-shirts from the last nine years to pass out to our gang. We absolutely love this event,” Suki Tutthill commented.

Both courses start and end at the Murphys Community Park. Entry fee is a non-perishable food item for the Murphys Pantry. Monetary donations for the Murphys Food Pantry are also accepted. Commemorative t-shirts are $20, 100% of the proceeds this year will go to the Chuck Hovey Recovery Fund. Local businesses sponsor the t-shirts. (Grounds, Firewood, V Restaurant, Alchemy, Newsome-Harlow Wines, Indian Rock Vineyards, Hatcher Wines Chatom Wines. Stevenot Wines, Hovey Wines, Drammco, Kristine’s, Sierra Hills Market, Lila and Sage Catering, Elements, Skin Care by Tami, The Miller Group, cabinetsnmore, Vinescapes, Gateway Press