Pathfinder Kids Kampus to hold Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, child care center of Huntington, “A Caring Place to Go and Grow!” will host the seventh annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one mile fun walk on Thanksgiving morning. The 5K run/walk and one mile fun walk, sponsored by McDonald’s, David Culp & Co., Mettler Agency, Inc., Huntington University, Markle Bank, and Custom Craft, will start from McDonald’s located at 60 Home Street in Huntington at 8:00 A.M. on Thanksgiving morning. The run is mostly flat with some hills and will run on pavement.

New for 2011 is online registration at and everyone who registers will receive a runners wick ¼ zip long sleeve t-shirt!

The event will be chip timed again this year as well! There will be an optional packet pick up for those pre-registered for the 2011 Turkey Trot on Wednesday, November 24th from 3:00 until 6:30 P.M. held at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus Street in Huntington. This will allow for runners/walkers to pick up their t-shirt, race number, and chip for the race prior to race day if they choose.

Last year, the run had 511 5K runners/walkers, and 71 one mile fun walkers take part in the event, which began at McDonald’s in Huntington, ran through the campus of Huntington University, and back to McDonald’s. Ronald McDonald will again start the race this year, and registration starts at 7:00 A.M. on Thanksgiving morning, the 5K starts at 8:00 A.M., and the one-mile fun walk starts at 8:30.


The cost for the race is $18 if you pre-register online or by mail, and $25 day of the race. For participants to receive the size of t-shirt they wish participants are encouraged to pre-register by November 11th.

The overall male and female winner of the race will receive a cash prize of $100. The winner of each age division will receive a cash prize of $50. Please note if you win the overall prize, you cannot win the divisional prize!


The age division’s are as follows, Best Boys and Girls ages 15 and under, Men’s and Women’s 16 to 34, Men’s and Women’s 35-54, and Men’s and Women’s ages 55 and up.

This year, proceeds from the race will benefit the Kids Kampus Early Childhood Education Center Scholarship fund. Additional Registration forms are available at Kids Kampus, McDonalds in Gas City, Huntington, North Manchester, Wabash, Warren, Warsaw, and in the Time Corners and Scott Road locations in Fort Wayne, or by visiting

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers child care and preschool services to children from infancy to age 12.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Paths to QUALITY Provider and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at and is a division of Pathfinder Services, a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington.