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Trot with the Turkeys at the 5th Annual Stanley Harvesting Hope 5K/10K this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Leave a Comment

The 5th Annual Stanley Harvesting Hope is coming this Thanksgiving! It's a family-friendly Turkey Trot, featuring a professionally timed 5K and 10K with FREE kids fun run. 

The race will be held in Stapleton and takes runners and walkers through the beautiful trails surrounding Central Park. As a family-focused event, kids 10 and under are invited to participate in a free 1K fun run in addition to the professionally-timed, USATF certified 5K. New this year, the event will also offer the only 10K turkey trot and beer garden in the Denver metro area. 

Participants receive a T-shirt, swag bag, professionally timed results, free race photos, and a free adult beverage for those 21 and up. All attendees can enjoy free entertainment, food, and coffee. Dogs, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome.

All proceeds are donated to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support their work in eliminating Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition causing insatiable hunger and other hormonal abnormalities. Prader-Willi syndrome is the leading genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity and currently, there is no treatment.

When:  November 28, 2019

Start Times:  Free Kids Fun Run - 9:00 a.m. - 5K and 10K Run - 9:45 a.m.

Location:  Stapleton Central Park, 8801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Cost:  5K Run:  $40 in advance, $45 Race Day & Packet Pick-up Registration
10K Run:  $60 in advance, $65 Race Day & Packet Pick-up Registration

Website:  harvestinghope5k.com

Why it was started:

Now in its fifth year, Stanley Harvesting Hope was started by two Stapleton moms with deep ties to PWS who wanted to create a fun and safe way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday – a particularly challenging day for those dealing with PWS. It is the only race in the state that brings awareness to this rare disease, and all proceeds go to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support their efforts in finding treatments.

About PWS:

Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births. PWS is recognized as the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. The common characteristics defined in the initial report included small hands and feet, abnormal growth and body composition (small stature, very low lean body mass, and early-onset childhood obesity), hypotonia (weak muscles) at birth, insatiable hunger, extreme obesity, and intellectual disability. PWS results from an abnormality of chromosome 15, and definitive diagnosis is now based on genetic testing.

Let's run to support this great cause!