Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run

Local residents are invited to kick off Thanksgiving with a fun run while raising Alzheimer’s awareness.

The “Up & AATT ‘Em” Alzheimer’s Awareness Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 26, at Lowry High School. Pre-registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

The 3K, 5K and 8K fun walk/run will send participants through area neighborhoods before they return to Jerry Tobin Field for a final victory lap.

All in all, organizer Gini Cunningham said the fun run is the perfect family outing and way to start Thanksgiving.

Cunningham, a local Alzheimer’s advocate and the facilitator of the Alzheimer’s Support Group, said Alzheimer’s and other dementias can rob families of their sense of togetherness.

“So as we raise awareness for these diseases, this is a great time to celebrate our families on this special day.”

Cost to participate is $25 for adults and includes a long-sleeve Trotter t-shirt. Four-man teams register for $90, while teams of 10 or more register for $20 each. Kids ages 6-12 cost $10, and kids ages 0 to 5 get in free.

To register, please contact Gini Cunningham via email at gini.cunningham@sbcglobal.net or call (775) 304-2899. Information is also available by visiting www.lovedignityalzheimers.net.

All proceeds stay locally to support the Winnemucca Alzheimer’s Support Group and Humboldt Volunteer Hospice for respite care and education.