November provides prime 5K opportunities
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Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy running in cooler temperatures before the weather really turns, and November offers a number of opportunities to race in 5Ks for competition or just for fun throughout the Butler County area.
Butler YMCA's 33rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K
The Butler YMCA's 33rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K is first on the list. The run/walk and kids 1-mile race will be held Nov. 2, with the kids' race starting at 9:45 followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. The 5K course, which begins and ends at the Butler YMCA with a loop through Butler Memorial Park, is described as rolling hills of medium-to-hard difficulty, depending on the runner.
Pre-registration continues through Tuesday for $10, which does not include a T-shirt, or $18, which does include a T-shirt. Late or day-of registration is $25. Last year's race drew 272 participants, including the 5K and 1-mile kids race.
The following afternoon is the Fourth Annual St. Gregory School Great Pumpkin Race 5K and 1-mile fun run in Zelienople. T
he course is certified and takes runners and walkers through the neighborhoods around St. Gregory School and the Sportsman Club beginning at 3 p.m.
Registration is $30 per person or $70 per family of three, or $35 per person and $80 per family on race day, with proceeds benefitting St. Gregory School.
Costumes are encouraged, and awards will go to the top five kids' costumes. Registration on the day of the race begins at 1 p.m.
More information and a race registration form is available at http://stgregzelie.org/GreatPumpkinRace.htm.
2013 Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk
Next is the 2013 Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk at the Butler VA Medical Center at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at 325 New Castle Road in Butler. The gently rolling course will take runners and walkers through the facilities of the Butler VA Medical Center. All race proceeds and donations will benefit Butler VA programs for resident patients and homeless veterans. This is the first year for the race, hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in conjunction with the VA.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of Building 1 or can be done online at https://raceit.com/Register/?event=22403. T-shirts are guaranteed to all runners pre-registered by Nov. 2. Donations of new clothing — including T-shirts, sweat pants and sweatshirts, winter hats, jackets, etc. — also will be collected on race day. Pre-registration fee is $15 or $20 on race day, and kids 12 and under run for free.
Second Annual Cranberry Turkey Chase
Finally, there is the Second Annual Cranberry Turkey Chase on Nov. 28 at 9 a.m., and it will be held rain or shine. The race begins at Graham Park at 200 Graham Park Drive in Cranberry Township, and the course is described as fast where runners have a shot at setting personal records.
The race is hosted by the Seneca Valley Cross Country Boosters. Entry fees are $20 per person or $25 on race day, and all racers registered on or before Nov. 1 are guaranteed a T-shirt. Register online at senecavalleycc.com/turkeychase.html or in person at Mojo Running and Multisport in Mars.
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