2018 Turkey Trot preview
Last updated 11/15/2018 at Noon
The 2018 Turkey Trot will launch from in front of the Ritz Theatre at 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning for a brisk three-mile tour of the Ritzville Path. All are welcome: speedy runners, strollers pushed or wagons pulled with little ones aboard, friends who find a leisurely stroll allows the best conversation, and in some years ice-gliders using walking sticks. Whatever the weather conditions, the Turkey Trot is a Ritzville tradition, now in its 31st year.
Before setting out on the morning trot, a quick assessment of the group will be made, at which time various prizes will be awarded. Last year’s prizes recognized the turkey trotter who traveled the greatest distance to participate, the youngest trotter, the most senior trotter, the great feathers award for colorful or creative attire, the great fowl award, and the largest brood award for the largest family group. All prizes are given in a spirit of fun.
The three-mile Ritzville Path circles from the Ritz Theatre, to the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds, along the Heinemann Forest, and back onto Division Street along the Little League field, returning to its beginning.
Come one, come all, Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 a.m.