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Support Local Children in Need During This Turkey Trot Event

Most children cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive. But for hundreds of children of military and first responder families in Northwest Arkansas and across the United States, there won’t be gifts under a Christmas tree. You can help change that!

On Thanksgiving morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) will host its 11th Annual NWA Turkey Trot for Heroes at the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers. Your participation in – or donation to – the Turkey Trot for Heroes provides the funding needed for our Christmas Outreach program, which gives the children of struggling military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, and EMS personnel – or “Sheep Dogs” – gifts of toys, clothing, and necessities to open at Christmas.

In addition to the traditional 5K run, there are two other options for families and fitness enthusiasts – as well as a “virtual 5K.” For runners preferring a shorter distance and families walking together, there is a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk. Those wanting a more challenging course can participate in the Wild Gobbler 5K
Adventure Run, which will have stations of exercises throughout the run route. People who don’t run or live outside the Northwest Arkansas area are still able to participate by registering for our Virtual 5K!

Pre-registration for the Turkey Trot 5K (and Virtual 5K) is just $35 per person; the Fun Run/Walk is $10 and the Wild Gobbler 5K Adventure Run is $40. The first 500 runners & Wild Gobblers will receive a commemorative 2018 Turkey Trot 5K t-shirt, and there will be giveaways and medals for the top finishers. Make a difference in the lives of others and have fun while doing it during the 11th Annual NWA Turkey Trot!

If you feel like escaping The Briq on 4th Street Apartments in Bentonville, Arkansas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, November 22, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Center For Nonprofits
1200 West Walnut Street
Rogers, Arkansas 72758

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