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Saturday, February 24 News

Turkey Trot to benefit Open Door Shelter

NEW CANAAN — Give thanks and make a difference at the New Canaan Turkey Trot at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. The 14th annual 5K run/walk begins and ends at Waveny Park on South Avenue in New Canaan. Proceeds from the race benefit The Open Door Shelter. The shelter provides supportive housing and emergency shelter to those in need in the area, and their kitchen and food pantry provide over 30,000 meals every month to people struggling to make ends meet.

Organized by a team of New Canaan and Weston students, the event provides much-needed funds over the busy holiday season. This year’s event is co-chaired by Brielle Connelly and David Tamburri along with committee members Katie Libman, Caroline Pellegrino, Katherine Pellegrino, Bridget Salmini, Sophie Salmini, and Zach Tamburri.

Race day registration opens at 10:30 a.m., and the race starts at 11:30 a.m. The event pre-registration fee is $25 and increases to $30 on the day of the event. Students are selling Turkey Trot shirts and hats, and any small donations are welcome. The walk and run will take place rain or shine. Students can use this event to earn community service hours. Clothing donations are also being accepted, including adults’ and children’s coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets.

To register online, visit runsignup.com/Race/Events/CT/NewCanaan/NewCanaanTurkeyTrot.