Turkey Trot returns Nov. 24

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For members of the Atomic City Roadrunners, November is both a time to celebrate the previous season and get together for a good cause at the annual Turkey Trot.

The Turkey Trot and the CROP Walk are scheduled for Nov. 24. The annual run/walk starts at Los Alamos Middle School.

The Atomic City Roadrunners are a local running club that meets weekly for its Pace Race events. Its season roughly coincides with Daylight Savings Time.

Along with it being the final run of the calendar year, the Roadrunners hand out the previous season’s awards.

Also, the Roadrunners and the community at-large get together to raise money to support the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) event and, locally, LA Cares.

The local event efforts were initially led by Aaron Goldman, a longtime local resident and top senior distance running competitor. Goldman helped organize the first CROP Walk in 1997 and combined it with the Roadrunners’ annual Turkey Trot.

Among the local CROP organizers is Ted Williams, president of the Roadrunners.

Registration can be done for the Turkey Trot at 1 p.m. Race time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Anyone participating can enter a drawing to win turkeys and pumpkin pies at the conclusion of the runs.

There are two courses available, a 1.7-mile course and a 2.57-mile course on North Mesa — the longer course goes through the horse stables.

For more information on the event, contact Williams at 672-1639.