SHIFT ATL to Host First Annual Turkey Trot

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SHIFT ATL, a 501©3 nonprofit, will be hosting a Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 102 Chestnut Street. Races will begin at 8 a.m. sharp.

Athletes of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy either a 5k or a 1 mile route. The courses for both will begin and end at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female. Post-race refreshments and treats will also be served.

Registration costs are: Kindergarten and under without Turkey Trot Sweatshirt: free; Kindergarten and under with Turkey Trot Sweatshirt: $25; Kindergarten to eighth grade without Turkey Trot Sweatshirt: $5; Kindergarten to eighth grade with Turkey Trot Sweatshirt: $30; General Registration: $10; General Registration with Turkey Trot T-Shirt: $20; and General Registration with Turkey Trot Crew Neck Sweatshirt: $35

Participants can register online at getmeregistered.com/AtlanticTurkeyTrot. Registrations including a crew neck sweatshirt will be taken until Nov. 12, all other registrations will be taken up until the day of the event.

Funds raised at this event will be put towards the matching funds required for the Community Catalyst Grant SHIFT ATL will be applying for early next year. That grant, and the matching funds, will cover the cost of the majority of the renovations that will be done inside the group’s first economic development project, the previous Downtowner building the group bought earlier this year.

For more information about SHIFT ATL or the Turkey Trot, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/shiftatl or by email at shiftatlantic@gmail.com.