Run, jog or walk your way to the finish on Thanksgiving Day. The City of Covington presents the 2nd annual Tammany Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.
The fun, family event is also a food drive and fundraiser for the Northshore Food Bank at 840 N. Columbia St. Each runner is asked to bring 3 non-perishable canned food items to help us “pack the pantry” at the Northshore Food Bank. For every 3 items donated you will be entered into a drawing for one of 4 pairs of Running shoes from Varsity Sports Mandeville. The more you donate, the better your chances!
Athletes will start their Thanksgiving run with the St. Tammany Courthouse as their backdrop just north of downtown Covington. From there, both 5K and 5-mile runners will make their way through downtown and into the splendor of moss-covered trees that line the streets. Near St. Paul's High School, 917 S. Jahncke Street, runners will head slightly west toward Jefferson Street before turning north. From there, it's a return trip for the finish line at the St. Tammany Parish Courthouse.
5-Mile runners will finish their Turkey "tour" with a scenic jaunt further south past more beautiful homes before rejoining with the 5K course and heading north on Jefferson.
To register, get route details, check out race swag and awards, and learn more about the Northshore Food Bank, visit TammanyTurkeyTrot.com.