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HANCOCK – The Portage Health Turkey Trot 5k run/walk is being hosted on Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. at Portage Health’s main campus in Hancock.

Turkey TrotThe free event is the first of its kind in the Copper Country, but it’s something very popular throughout the nation.

“Thanksgiving is a holiday that usually includes a lot of time in the kitchen and dining room,” said Angela Luskin. “We’re hoping to get people on their feet and active to start their day. We weren’t sure how popular it would be, but we already have 74 people registered online with more than two weeks to go.”

The first 100 people to preregister for the free event receive a t-shirt.

“We’re seeing people of all ages registering,” Luskin said. “This is a great event for the entire family.”

Participants will meet at the Portage Health lobby in Hancock to register and pick up t-shirts. Walkers and runners will head out toward Maasto Hiihto trails, looping around by the Keweenaw Co-op and finishing at Portage Health. Refreshments and snacks will be waiting.

Pre-register for the event by going to

Running with my sister.
Posted by: Application at 11/19/2012 1:03 PM

I registered thru Eventbright a while ago but was never asked for shirt size or payment. Am I still able to get a shirt? Registered late last year and missed out on the shirts.
Posted by: Lee Peterson at 10/8/2013 7:23 PM

@Lee - We will be announcing all of the details regarding the 2013 Turkey Trot within the next six weeks. At that time, we'll have information about t-shirts! This event was free last year, and will be free again in 2013!
Posted by: mbabcock at 10/10/2013 1:11 PM

I would like to sign up myself & my daughter Trinia Miller 4 the walk, also my friend Mary Williams.
Posted by: jackie miller at 11/4/2013 9:12 PM

@Jackie - please visit to sign up for the 2013 Turkey Trot! Thanks, and have fun!
Posted by: mbabcock at 11/12/2013 2:22 PM

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