To make the 71st Troy Turkey Trot more enjoyable for participants/volunteers during the predicted cold snap, Trot organizers will:
-Have patio heaters available at the start/finish lines to keep runners warm.
-Take appropriate measures to try to keep water bottles from freezing out on the course and put down sand/salt near the water stops in case the spillage freezes
-Have hand warmers and gloves available for volunteers who need them.
Runners are advised to:
-Remain in The Atrium for as long as possible before the start of their event
-Loosen up their muscles before their event by taking advantage of a series of warm-up sessions in Riverfront Park at the following times: 7:20-7:40 a.m. (10K), 9:00-9:15 a.m. (Grade School Mile/Turkey Walk), and 9:20-9:40 a.m. (5K).
-Protect exposed skin by wearing gloves and a hat/headband.
-Wear a wind-resistant shell or jacket that can be unzipped to let heat out if needed
-Hydrate themselves well today and limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.
-Get through the refreshment area quickly tomorrow and not stand around for too long outside.