11-16-20 turkey trot 2020

Brianna Hudson smiles as she leads the 5-and 6-year-old girls and eventually won the 2019 race winning a turkey for the family dinner during the annual Turkey Trot at the Conway Recreation Center. (JAMIE GEMMITI PHOTO)

CONWAY — The annual Conway Parks & Recreation Department’s Turkey Trot will take on a new look this year but still promises to bring the same fun amid of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race will take place this Friday, Nov. 20 at the Conway Rec Field behind Conway Elementary School.

“This year, we are asking for participants to pre-register (there is no cost),” said Michael Lane, assistant recreation director. “Age groups will be broken up into four different sessions. There will be a boys and girls race for each age group with the winner from each race receiving a turkey.

"All participants will earn a Turkey Trot ribbon. In addition, we will raffle off one turkey to each age group. All participants and guests will be asked to wear a mask/face covering. The race course will be set up to allow social distancing at the start.”

Children ages 5-12, who are residents of Conway and Albany, are welcome. There will be eight races, 5/6 girls, 5/6 boys, 7/8 girls, 7/8 boys, 9/10 girls, 9/10 boys, 11/12 girls and 11/12 boys.

Children aged 5-6 will race at 4:15 p.m.; 7-8 will run at 4:45 p.m.; 9-10 run at 5:15 p.m.; and 11-12 run at 5:45 p.m.

To register for the race (you must register by 2 p.m. on Friday), questions or more information go to conwayrec.com or phone (603) 901-1139 You can learn more about Conway Rec on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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