Volunteers needed for Festival Foods Turkey Trot
By The Press Times Staff
GREEN BAY – All proceeds from the 12th Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot held Thursday, Nov. 28, benefit the Greater Green Bay YMCA and the Boys and Girls Clubs.
The Turkey Trot is one way to burn calories before eating pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day.
This family- and pet-friendly event offers a 5-mile run and a 2-mile run/walk starting at 8 a.m. at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village in the parking lot of Lambeau Field.
There is also a Dog Jog – a separate group for dogs and their human owners starting at approximately 8:15 a.m.
All participants receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a personal size Upper Crust pie.
Those who want to be a part of the event without walking or running are able to volunteer.
“We need approximately 1,000 volunteers to put on such an event,” said Toni Jaeckels, the race director for the Green Bay Turkey Trot. “We need people to stand on the corners, hand out shirts and pies, greet people and stock the food/beverage table. We can find a job for you.”
Volunteers are needed to help from 1-6 p.m. Nov. 27 handing out T-shirts and on Thanksgiving Day.
Volunteers will receive a free Festival Foods Turkey Trot shirt.
Volunteers can register by CLICKING HERE.
To drum up excitement for the event, Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones signed autographs at the De Pere Festival Foods on Main St. Oct. 29.
“I’ve never personally met a Packers player, so it was exciting for me, too,” Jaeckels laughed. “It’s great he was here. I am going to be in Los Angeles this weekend, and I’ll be going to the [Packers/Chargers] game. I told Aaron to score a touchdown and do a dance for me.”
Participants can register to participate by CLICKING HERE.