No Race for 2020
In an abundance of caution, the decision has been made that St. Catherine’s will not host a Turkey Trot for Hunger race this year. We pray for an end to the COVIC pandemic soon and hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy in the meantime. God Bless You!
The 2019 Race Results
What a wonderful way to start off Thankgiving … congratulations to all who participated to support our Beans and Rice Food Pantry. Thank you to all of volunteers who helped make our event a success. God Bless You!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2019 TURKEY TROT
On Thanksgiving Day 2019, we will host our 2nd “Turkey Trot for Hunger” 5K Run to help raise funds for our Beans and Rice Food Pantry, serving hungry families in the Chelsea community.
WHEN & WHERE
The race will begin at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 28, 2019, to be held “come rain or shine”. It begins at the Chelsea Ballpark Complex on County Road 39 and ends at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church at 642 Kings Home Road. See the map*. This a chip-timed race with a certified 5K course. Parking is available at the Ballpark Complex, as are restroom facilities.
All racers will receive a racing bib and chip; t-shirts are not included in order to maximize funds raised for the hungry. Bib pick up begins at 6:30 am on the morning of the race.
Unfamiliar with Chelsea? Here are directions to the Chelsea Ballpark Complex:
- From Birmingham, take Highway 280 to Chelsea, and at the stoplight (McDonalds and Taco Bell on your left) turn right onto County Road 47. Follow County Road 47 over the railroad tracks and take a right at the stop light (Chelsea City Hall behind you) onto Country Road 39. Proceed 1.1 miles and the Ballpark will be on your right.
- From Harpersville/Childersburg/Sylacauga, take Highway 280 to Chelsea and at the stoplight (McDonalds and Taco Bell on your right) turn left onto County Road 47. Follow County Road 47 over the railroad tracks and take a right at the stop light (Chelsea City Hall behind you) onto Country Road 39. Proceed 1.1 miles and the Ballpark will be on your right.
Please review the suggested donations for participation in the Turkey Trot race and then register either on-line, or via the downloadable form found after the donation list below.
The Beans and Rice Pantry provides food staples totaling approximately $15.00 per family per visit.
$ 15 Donation Helps feed 1 family during the holiday season (race chip not included)
$ 30 Donation Helps feed 2 families during the holiday season (race chip included)
$ 60 Donation Helps feed 4 families during the holiday season (race chip included)
$ 90 Donation Helps feed 6 families during the holiday season (race chip included)
$ 120 Donation Helps feed 8 families during the holiday season (race chip included)
$ You Decide Helps feed families during the holiday season (race chip included if $30 or more)
$ 20 Donation You sleep in but support the cause (no running/no chip)
Thru November 9th
$ 10 Donation No donation, race chip only
On or After November 10th
$ 15 Donation No donation, race chip only
Funds collected are payable to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Beans and Rice Ministry and are tax deductible.
Online registration Pay with credit card (plus a small admin fee for card processing)
Downloadable registration form Pay with check
The Beans and Rice Food Pantry at St. Catherine’s is an outreach ministry to help feed struggling families, open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am. When our guests arrive, they select pantry goods to fill a 12-can case with canned vegetables, fruit and peanut butter. They are also given a 3 pound bag of rice, a 2 pound bag of pinto beans, and select from Publix donated day-old bread and sweets. When available, guests are also given household goods such as paper products, toothbrushes, and toothpaste and other nonperishable items.
Thank you in advance for your support of this important ministry!
To keep up with the most current information about the Turkey Trot for Hunger, please visit our Facebook page.
Please contact St. Catherine’s Turkey Trot for Hunger co-chairman, Bill Churchwell: firstname.lastname@example.org
* There is a correction to the map – CR 79 should be listed as CR 39.