TROY, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2020) — Participants in this week’s virtual 73rd Troy Turkey Trot are invited to showcase their creative side as they cross their finish line by taking part in the event’s inaugural Fabulous Finish Line competition.

Through the contest, which runs Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28, Trotters are asked to submit a creative photo or video of themselves crossing their 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile or Turkey Walk Mile finish line. The deadline to enter is Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 p.m. To learn more and register, visit https://troyturkeytrot.com/finish-line-contest/

“With so many in-person races cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, virtual road races are engaging with their participants in creative ways,” said longtime Troy Turkey Trot Event Director George Regan. “One way we’re doing that is through virtual finish line competitions.

“Our Fabulous Finish Line competition asks runners and walkers to fashion their own finish line whether it’s outside their home, on a local bike path or in their housing development,” Regan continued. “They can design creative finish line tape for family and friends to hold or incorporate inflatables or other fun props like balloons, posters and festive Christmas lights. The goal is for participants to celebrate with thousands of other runners when they complete their event.”

Entries will be uploaded to the Trot’s Facebook page. Those receiving the most votes will win prizes, including the event’s commemorative hoodie. Winners will be notified via email.

Entrants are invited to share photos of their entries on social media and tag the event using the hashtags #TTT2020 and #TroyTurkeyTrot.

The Troy Turkey Trot, presented by Pioneer Bank, is sponsored by Wm. J. Fagan & Sons, Capital Region Honda Dealers, Choice Physical Therapy, Lamar, and Bryce Real Estate.

For more information, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.

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About the Troy Turkey Trot
Now in its 73rd year, the Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, as well as the 11th largest Turkey Trot in the nation. The event, which celebrates fun, family and fitness against a backdrop of some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods, draws as many as 8,000 participants from 40 states and features a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, while also raising funds for the event’s two charities, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House and Shelter. For more information, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.