Rotary Turkey Trot Nov. 20

Rotary Turkey Trot Nov. 20

The Millersburg Rotary Club Turkey Trot, featuring 5k and 10k races, will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 on the Holmes County Trail to benefit Love INC of Greater Holmes County and Rotary International’s Polio Plus program.

To participate in the race, register at www.midohiorm.com or pick up a registration form at the Holmes County Trail Depot or the Holmes County Library. Register by Nov. 10 to guarantee a T-shirt. It’s $30 for the 5k and $45 for the 10k. Race-day registration costs increase by $5.

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. on race day, with the 5k and 10k kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Both races will depart and return to the Hipp Station Depot, 62 N. Grant St., Millersburg, on the Holmes County Trail. Prizes will be awarded for male and female overall finishers and first-place finishers by age group. Each racer will be entered into a raffle to win a turkey. A donation of canned food items to benefit Love INC will earn an additional raffle entry.

Rotary brings together leaders who step up to take on the toughest challenges, locally and globally. The Millersburg Rotary Club is no exception. All proceeds from this event will support two worthy projects.

Love INC’s mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for Christian volunteers to effectively walk with families in the community who are facing difficult times. It is the heart of Love INC to work diligently to provide families a connection to helpful resources and support in the church and community, walking with them to overcome obstacles in their lives such as housing, budgeting, transportation, life skills and more.

Families can be connected to church volunteers and ministries, as well as Fresh Start, weekly opportunities on Monday evenings where budget coaching and a variety of classes take place.

Rotary International has been the leader in working to eradicate polio around the world. Since 1985 when Rotary made eradicating polio a top priority, Rotary has spent $2.1 billion, and polio has been 99.9% eliminated, only remaining endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Experts say if people choose to control polio rather than eradicate it, more than 10 million children under the age of 5 could be paralyzed by the disease in the next 40 years.