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Columbus Turkey Trot
November 28th  @9am

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Thanks for visiting our website and for your interest in the 2024 Columbus Turkey Trot. This year we celebrate our 39th anniversary and are proud to continue our partnership with Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Our event features both a 5-mile or 2.5-mile course, plus a special "Dick's Tot Trot" for kids 9 and under. Those who wish to participate remotely can also register through our virtual option. Bring a camera and a smile and we look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning!
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We are proud to announce a partnership with HOMAGE, who will be providing our race shirts again this year!









 
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Your money goes to Easterseals' Early Intervention students who need you!

The Chase Columbus Turkey Trot is proud to support Easterseals of Central & Southeast Ohio and their Early Intervention program providing  hands-on, comprehensive support to help children reach their full potential - regardless of challenges, needs or disabilities. 

Where are the pies? Explainer video from 2023:

Contest Rules

Back again:
The costume contest!

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  • The top 3 finishers will receive gift card prizes
  • Each person who gets 100 or more votes, regardless of a top 3 finish, will receive easterseals swag!
  • Gift cards include: The Refectory, The Funny Bone, Spa Retreat, Carwash USA, Vittoria, True Rest Float Spa, and more!
  • Submit your costume photo, name and costume description to trotcostume@gmail.com BEFORE RACE DAY (free to enter!)

  • Each vote is $1 and the proceeds benefit Easterseals clients!

Meet the Logo Artist 

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Jonathan Mahler, an Easterseals Early Intervention student, made the turkey in this year's logo!
Hear below from Jonathan's mom, Samantha, about how Easterseals helped their family.
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Jonathan's Story

We had a very normal, healthy pregnancy other than learning our son was breech at our 20-week scan. The doctors told us not to worry. By 40 weeks, he remained breech, but we were assured not to worry once again. After an uncomplicated delivery, he was born healthy but demonstrated feeding difficulties almost right away. 

By 4 months, we were struggling to feed him even an ounce at a time. He was admitted to the hospital for failure to thrive. We learned he had dysphagia, a rare stand-alone diagnosis that caused difficulty controlling the way he swallowed liquids. He had no other known problems. 

After multiple hospitalizations, appointments with specialists, tube feedings and special diets, we continued to struggle feeding our son. Feedings took hours and took a toll on everyone in the family. We began the Help Me Grow program once he developed a speech delay. We were referred to Easterseals and he started shortly after referral at 22 months old. 

We were highly impressed by Easterseals from the start. The facility was exceptionally clean, and the staff were some of the most genuine, caring, hardworking and supportive people we’ve met. They developed a specialized plan among countless activities to develop his skills in areas that were lacking. The whole team was truly invested in his success. 

The friendships, social skills and critical thinking skills he gained through the program have been vital to his development. While growing remains a struggle, he has now graduated from Easterseals and continues to thrive like a typical and very energetic 3 year old.  We will be forever grateful for the experience! 

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Extra Ways to Give Thanks
 
Back again this year will be a canned food drive, as well as a winter clothing drive. Donate unexpired cans and new hats, gloves and scarves to help keep the children of central Ohio warm this winter.

Your support is very much appreciated!

ADVANCED RACE PACKET PICKUP

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Monday, November 18th-Wednesday, November 27th

 

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ADDITIONAL PACKET PICKUP LOCATIONS

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Tuesday, November 19th
Tuesday, November 26th

         

3250 Tremont Road

Upper Arlington

Hours: 4pm-6pm

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NOVEMBER   24th
(One day only!)

1675 W. Lane Ave.

Hours: Noon-3pm

OUR SPONSORS

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