Lower Salem Turkey Trot: 5K Run & Walk
To celebrate the season, SHOW Youth Group is hosting the Lower Salem Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk on Sunday November 20th.
In spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday a portion of the race proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Fund as well as support the mission activities of the Youth Group both locally and abroad, including out-reach to local neighbors in need, Midnight Run and Quest for Peace. The SHOW Youth Group is comprised of middle school and high school age youth from the South Salem Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the local Lewisboro community.
We are also requesting for each runner to bring a Thanksgiving themed canned item as an additional donation for the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
So burn off some pre-holiday calories and come out for the Lower Salem Turkey Trot!
The Race Course Click here for the Course
The course starts and ends at the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street.
Award Categories Bring the Entire Family Awards provided to Overall Winners 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female and in the following age categories: 8 and under, 9 – 10, 11 – 12. 13- 14, 15 – 18, 19 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 and over. Awards ceremony following end of 5K race. Results posted online and hard copy posted in Church.
2015 Turkey Trot Results: Click here.
Help provide a holiday meal for our less fortunate neighbors We are also hosting a food drive for the CCNW on race day. Be sure to bring along a Thanksgiving themed can or one of the following to the race:
Flour (1 or 2 lb. bags)Sugar (1 or 2 lb. bags) Vegetable Oil (small bottle) Coffee (instant or ground) Tea Bags (small boxes) Hot Chocolate Butter Cookies or Shortbread
Click here to learn more about Community Center of Northern Westchester
Click here to learn more about World Wildlife Federation
LOWER SALEM?? The South Salem Presbyterian Church has been in continuous operation since 1752. Our deed acknowledges King George II of Britain since we were not a nation at the time of the purchase of the land. South Salem was not a part of New York State at that time. It wasn’t until our territory was traded for Greenwich that South Salem became a part of New York. The hamlet was known in those days as Lower Salem. We thought it would be a great teaching moment to call the race “Lower Salem Turkey Trot” in honor of this history!