Grand Rapids Turkey Trot stuffed with thousands of runners Thanksgiving morning
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - More than 4,000 people started their Thanksgiving by trotting through downtown Grand Rapids Thursday morning, Nov. 25. The 29th annual Turkey Trot 5K returned to an in-person event after being held virtually last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the event raised funds for Grand Rapids Public Schools students to avoid having to “pay to play” in athletic programs. “Our students, coaches and parents are so appreciative of seeing the support from the community and all the Turkey Trot sponsors.”With 4,259 walkers and runners, it was the second-highest total in Turkey Trot history after 4,436 people participated in 2017, a news release said. More on MLive:Redefining gratitude: How COVID has changed the way we give thanks‘I do this as a way of giving back,’ Grand Rapids restaurant owner says about providing free Thanksgiving mealsMacy’s Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmingsmlive.com
Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Here’s What You Need To Know
Here's what you need to know about road closures, bus reroutes, and suggested parking, as thousands of individuals visit downtown Detroit for the America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Turkey Trot, and the Detroit Lions game on Thursday, Nov. 25.detroit.cbslocal.com
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot returns in-person to downtown Grand Rapids this year
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot is back in-person this year after being held virtually last fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Registration is now open for the 29th annual Turkey Trot, which will take place in downtown Grand Rapids at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. The annual race raises much-needed funds for K-12 athletics at Grand Rapids Public Schools, according to a district news release. There will also be a virtual option for this year’s race if people can’t attend the downtown Grand Rapids race but still want to participate. Nearly 4,000 people participated in the 2019 Grand Rapids Turkey Trot, which raised $110,000, event organizers said.mlive.com
Turkey Trot is back in person and virtually this year in Jackson
Jackson’s Turkey Trot is here to help with that. The 17th annual event is set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, in Ella Sharp Park, 2800 Fourth Street. A variety of races, including a 5K run and walk, a 10K run, a kids fun run and an elite 5K run, are part of the Turkey Trot. “There’s some who want to run for a time and there’s some who want to run for a fun run,” Beagle said. Those still wishing to participate should register prior to the event on the Jackson Turkey Trot’s website.mlive.com
Major announcement about America’s Thanksgiving Parade
Major announcement about America’s Thanksgiving ParadePublished: November 19, 2020, 12:17 pmThe parade will include floats, performers, helium balloons and Santa. Viewers will see both recorded and live elements hosted by WDIV-Local 4′s Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Rhonda Walker and Evrod Cassimy.
Register now for the virtual Turkey Trot race
We’re talking about the 38th annual S3 Turkey Trot, of course, but this year it’s going VIRTUAL. The Thanksgiving day race offers runners the 10K and 5K Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile. All runners receive the official collectors S3 Turkey Trot race shirt and medal! Be a part of this great tradition and one of the largest virtual races in Michigan! This year’s “America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner-White” is a live televised-only event on WDIV-Local 4, in partnership with The Parade Company.
Detroit's Thanksgiving Parade will be virtual and crowdless thanks to COVID-19
Courtesy of Lovio George AgencyAnother Detroit tradition has been gobbled up by the coronavirus.The Parade Company announced its plans for the 2020 edition of America's Thanksgiving Parade plans on Friday, and they include a few now-familiar tweaks.The good news is Detroit's annual parade is still going to march through downtown Detroit, with fan favorites like Kermit the frog and Captain Underpants in tow. However, the event is going to be a televised-only event, which means you're cordially uninvited from being able to congregate along the parade route.According to a press release, this format was selected as a means to keep the 94th-year-old tradition alive while also keeping people safe.“We have an extraordinary passion in bringing America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White to our community and believe this is an opportunity to show the country how our remarkable city and people have come together to make this beloved tradition happen,” Tony Michaels, President and CEO of The Parade Company said in a statement. “Our team has reviewed every aspect with the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department to ensure a safe environment. This is truly Detroit’s greatest tradition!”This year's event will honor frontline workers and other COVID-19 warriors with the theme “We Are One Together.”The pandemic has impacted some parade adjacent events like the 38th Annual Turkey Trot, which will also pivot to a virtual event and The Parade Company's largest annual fundraiser, the Hob Nobble Gobble has been postponed until next year.Last month, the annual Ford Fireworks took place, after being postponed, in an undisclosed suburban location to prevent spectators from gathering. The event was also televised-only.metrotimes.com
2020 ‘America’s Thanksgiving Parade’ will be virtual televised and online-only event this year
“America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White,” a holiday tradition that originates from Detroit, will go forward without crowds for a TV and web audience only. “America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White” is recognized as the Best Holiday Parade by USA Today, two years running, 2018 and 2019. As producers, The Parade Company developed a creative and thoughtful approach to continue the 94-year tradition during these unprecedented times. The event benefits the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation. Related: Gardner-White to be presenting sponsor of America’s Thanksgiving Parade
Americas Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit
Families can line historic Woodward Avenue Nov. 28, 2019, to see the 93rd annual America's Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Detroit. Grab your mittens and knit caps and take to Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2019, to witness Americas Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit. Before the step off, the Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot takes place down Woodward Avenue. - Advertisement -Its worth braving the cold for this Thanksgiving parade, one of the largest in the nation. Looking for more details on 2019s Americas Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Detroit?metroparent.com
Registration now open for 2019 Detroit Turkey Trot
DETROIT - If you're looking for something healthy to do on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 28) before watching "America's Thanksgiving Parade" here on Local 4, then this event is for you. Registration is now open for the 37th Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot. There are several distances to choose from including: the 10K Turkey Trot Run, the 5K Stuffing Strut Run/Walk and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile. All the fun gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Registration now open for the 2019 Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot
DETROIT - If you're looking for something healthy to do on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 28) before watching "America's Thanksgiving Parade" here on Local 4, then this event is for you. Registration is now open for the 37th Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot. There are several distances to choose from including: the 10K Turkey Trot Run, the 5K Stuffing Strut Run/Walk and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile. All the fun gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.