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Amherst Junior Women’s Club to host turkey trot

Friday, October 26, 2012

Work off those extra Thanksgiving calories at the upcoming Trot Off Your Turkey 5K and 1-mile fun run Friday, Nov. 23. Participants are welcome to walk either course. The 13th annual event is sponsored by the Amherst Junior Women’s Club and features a new name and a professionally organized course with chip timing by Millennium Running.

The race starts and ends at the beautiful Village Green in Amherst, and the flat course spans country roads around the historical center of town. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age category. The first 50 people to register will get a free T-shirt.

Register for the race at

The 5K starts at 10 a.m. and costs $25. The 1-mile fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. and costs $10.

Online registration closes Nov. 21. Race day registration runs 8-9 a.m.

Cash donations are gratefully accepted to offset race expenses. Checks may be mailed to AJWC, P.O. Box 513, Amherst, NH 03031.

The Amherst Junior Women’s Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on civic needs, educational advancement and the less fortunate. Proceeds from the race will benefit local schools and area charities. For more information, email

– Submitted by Christina Zlotnick

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