SPORTS BRIEF: Norpoint Turkey Trot slated for Nov. 24

Participants can run or walk with family and friends in the 17th annual Norpoint Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 24. This yearly tradition features a chip-timed 5-kilometer run along with a two-mile run/walk and Kids’ Trot.

Both the 5k and two-mile routes begin at 9 a.m. at the Center at Norpoint and wind through the streets of Northeast Tacoma, providing mountain and sound views for participants. The Kids’ Trot course remains on the Center at Norpoint campus. Participants in the Kids’ Trot are invited to join Norpoint staff for crafts and games in the gym while parents run/walk in the 5k or two-mile events.

Awards will be distributed to the overall male and female winners and the top placers in each age division. All participants are eligible for random prizes given out during the awards ceremony. A contest at the post-race party will reward the best turkey costumes.

Entry fee for both distances is $25 through Nov. 17 and $35 November 18-22. Registration closes at 3 p.m. on Nov. 22. There is no day of race registration. Entry fee includes a long-sleeved organic T-shirt.

Visit to sign up, view course maps and find more information or call (253) 591-5504. Sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma and South Sound Running.

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