On Thanksgiving Day 2019, we will host our 2nd “Turkey Trot for Hunger” 5K Run to help raise funds for our Beans and Rice Food Pantry, serving hungry families in the Chelsea community.

WHEN & WHERE

The race will begin at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 28, 2019, to be held “come rain or shine”.  It begins at the Chelsea Ballpark Complex  on County Road 39 and ends at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church at 642 Kings Home Road.  See the map*.  This a chip-timed race with a certified 5K course.  Parking is available at the Ballpark Complex, as are restroom facilities.

All racers will receive a racing bib and chip; t-shirts are not included in order to maximize funds raised for the hungry.  Bib pick up begins at 6:30 am on the morning of the race.

Unfamiliar with Chelsea?  Here are directions to the Chelsea Ballpark Complex:

  • From Birmingham, take Highway 280 to Chelsea, and at the stoplight (McDonalds and Taco Bell on your left) turn right onto County Road 47.  Follow County Road 47 over the railroad tracks and take a right at the stop light (Chelsea City Hall behind you) onto Country Road 39.  Proceed 1.1 miles and the Ballpark will be on your right.
  • From Harpersville/Childersburg/Sylacauga, take Highway 280 to Chelsea and at the stoplight (McDonalds and Taco Bell on your right) turn left onto County Road 47. Follow County Road 47 over the railroad tracks and take a right at the stop light (Chelsea City Hall behind you) onto Country Road 39.  Proceed 1.1 miles and the Ballpark will be on your right.

REGISTRATION

Please review the suggested donations for participation in the Turkey Trot race and then register either on-line, or via the downloadable form found after the donation list below.

The Beans and Rice Pantry provides food staples totaling approximately $15.00 per family per visit.


$ 15 Donation                Helps feed 1 family during the holiday season (race chip not included)

$ 30 Donation                Helps feed 2 families during the holiday season (race chip included)

$ 60 Donation                Helps feed 4 families during the holiday season (race chip included)

$ 90 Donation                Helps feed 6 families during the holiday season (race chip included)

$ 120 Donation             Helps feed 8 families during the holiday season (race chip included)

$ You Decide                  Helps feed families during the holiday season (race chip included if $30 or more)

$ 20 Donation                You sleep in but support the cause (no running/no chip)

Thru November 9th 

$ 10 Donation                 No donation, race chip only

On or After November 10th

$ 15 Donation                 No donation, race chip only

Funds collected are payable to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Beans and Rice Ministry and are tax deductible.

Online registration  Pay with credit card (plus a small admin fee for card processing)

Downloadable registration form  Pay with check


The Beans and Rice Food Pantry at St. Catherine’s is an outreach ministry to help feed struggling families, open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 am.  When our guests arrive, they select pantry goods to fill a 12-can case with canned vegetables, fruit and peanut butter. They are also given a 3 pound bag of rice, a 2 pound bag of pinto beans, and select from Publix donated day-old bread and sweets.  When available, guests are also given household goods such as paper products, toothbrushes, and toothpaste and other nonperishable items.

Thank you in advance for your support of this important ministry!

To keep up with the most current information about the Turkey Trot for Hunger, please visit our Facebook page

QUESTIONS?

Please contact St. Catherine’s Turkey Trot for Hunger co-chairman, Bill Churchwell:  williamleechurchwell@gmail.com

* There is a correction to the map – CR 79 should be listed as CR 39.