A Look Back at Porter-Starke’s Annual Turkey Trot

A Look Back at Porter-Starke’s Annual Turkey Trot

It’s an annual tradition here in Valparaiso, and now, registration is open for the 15th annual Turkey Trot!

The race, which happens on Thanksgiving each year, is vital to Porter Starke Services and their ongoing efforts in the community. The event helps raise a substantial amount of funding that the facility can use in its efforts to assist those in need. Each year, Porter Starke Services donates over $20,000 to support individuals, programs, and services that aid in mental health issues and substance abuse treatments.

“We really appreciate everyone that joins us in support of health and wellness on race day morning,” said Elliott Miller, Director of Marketing for Porter-Starke Services. “This walk/run is truly the result of the generosity of our participants, donors and sponsors, as well as a lot of hard work from staff members and volunteers. It’s a great way to gather together on Thanksgiving morning.”

To get amped up for the 2017 Turkey Trot, take a look back at some previous races and don’t forget to sign up here!

Turkey-Trot-Look-Back-2017_02 2013 Turkey Trot
2013 saw a costume contest, a massive number of runners, and some holiday bonding between family and friends. The event proved to be a great way for families to spend some time together during the holidays!

Turkey-Trot-Look-Back-2017_03 2014 Turkey Trot
This was the year the race reached its maximum capacity of 4,000 runners! With over 200 volunteers assisting and participants from 33 states, it’s clear the Turkey Trot has a place in the hearts of many.

Turkey-Trot-Look-Back-2017_04 2015 Turkey Trot
2015 solidified the event as a tradition for many families. Runners of all ages came out to participate and brave the rainy weather for the day, proving the dedication of the Valparaiso community to the event.

Turkey-Trot-Look-Back-2017_05 2016 Turkey Trot
The event continued to attract thousands, including a duo dressed as a pumpkin and a pilgrim. The race ran through the streets of Valparaiso, with many spectators, volunteers, runners, and walkers loving the opportunity to spend time together.

Don’t miss our aerial video from the 2016 race!