The Scheels Turkey Trot at the Sparks Marina has become a Thanksgiving tradition in the Truckee Meadows. It's a great place to spend time with family and friends, and a healthy way to start a day usually filled with a whole lot of eating.


The Thanksgiving Day event starts and finishes in the parking lot of Scheels at Legends at Sparks Marina. Participants can choose from a 10K (6.2 miles) run (timed) or a a 2-mile walk or run (not timed). The courses are user-friendly for both runners and walkers. The 10K race begins at 8:30 a.m. and will utilize city streets and the local bike path. The 2-mile run/walk will start at Scheels and circle around the Sparks Marina Park.


Register online at active.com or dowload the entry form here. Cost: $25 by November 20, $30 online only November 21 -23, or $40 November 24-26 at pre-packet pick up only (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.). $60 registration on race day.


Every runner and walker receives a commemorative sweatshirt, fruit and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful for local beautification projects and the City of Sparks Youth Scholarship Fund.


For more information e-mail tramociotti@cityofsparks.us, call (775) 353-7898, or check out their website.