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November 14, 2020

Montessori Learning Center Turkey Trot

Ferry Park • 240 Hughes St. NE Fort Walton BeachFL  32548 Organized by Montessori Learning Center- Ft. Walton Beach, FL

About this event

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We are excited to announce our:

2nd Annual 5k Turkey Trot, Virtual 1-mile Gobble Wobble and 5k Event

Last year this event raised $20K towards Montessori Learning Center's new Campus!

Event Host: Montessori Learning Center of Fort Walton Beach

WHAT: Turkey Trot Run | Three Categories to Participate:

- Turkey Trot 5K - $30

- Virtual Kids Wobble Gobble - $20

- Virtual Trot 5K - $30

*Runners may register on the day of the event but will be subject to a $5 additional fee.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 8:00 - 11:00 am

WHERE: Ferry Park, 240 Hughes Street NE, Fort Walton Beach

Join your fellow Turkey's as they race to the finish line clucking and gobbling. — The 2nd Annual Montessori 5k Turkey Trot, virtual 1-mile Kids Gobble Wobble and 5k Race at Ferry Park will be fun for the entire family! 100% of proceeds will benefit the construction of our new 10,000 sq/ft campus slated to open Fall 2022!!

5K is a timed race with prizes for the two overall finishers (Overall Male/Overall Female) as well as Male/Female Age Group winners!

Virtual participants can also submit proof of time for Virtual awards for the top two Male/Female finishers of the 5k race

Runners/Walk racers and strollers welcome!

**Creative Turkey costumes encouraged! We all need a laugh, it's 2020!

Event details and schedule

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Welcome to our second annual Turkey Trot, Virtual 1-mile Gobble Wobble, and 5k event! Join us in person at Ferry Park, Fort Walton Beach in your best Thanksgiving-themed attire, or run at your own leisure with the newly added virtual option for the 1-mile Gobble Wobble and 5k! This year’s proceeds will benefit the expansion and building fund for a new Montessori Learning Center campus slated to open Fall 2022! We’ve taken extra care this year to implement COVID-19 mitigation protocols to improve participant health and safety. View these protocols in detail in the course map image in the photo gallery section. Even with these protocols, this event will be a ton of fun with music and goodies from all of our incredible sponsors! Each registrant will receive a reusable Runner's tote, runner bib, and Turkey Trot t-shirt. In-person 5k runners will have detailed instructions about our staggered start on race day. Each heat will be indicated by a colored label on your race bib and a designated call time. Please read your instructions and know your heat and call time! This will greatly assist our staff in the smooth execution of this race structure.

5K is a times race with medals for the two overall top finishers (Overall Male/Overall Female) as well as Male/Female Age Group winners! Virtual participants must submit proof of time by midnight 11/14 for consideration in the virtual medal awards for Overall Male and Female finishers. For the 1-mile Fun run, everyone is a winner! The covid-19 pandemic has created an ever-changing environment, but we are closely working with local government and monitoring the most recent CDC recommendations. With these considerations, we are confident that we will be able to put on an excellent event with mindful attention to health and safety. Montessori Learning Center’s #1 priority is protecting the well-being of our community as best we can! Please consult our homepage at www.montessorifwb.com for the most up to date information about our upcoming race!

Packet pick-up for both Virtual and Day of Race/Late Registration occurs from 3:30-6 pm on Friday, November 13th in the front of St. Simons Episcopal Church (28 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548) and Race Day at Ferry Park from 6:45-7:30 am.

Out of area, virtual runners will be mailed their event t-shirt and runner bag on 11/16.

The 5K (First heat of 30) begins at 8 am on November 14, 2020, with each subsequent heat starting in 5-minute intervals after that.

If participating in our virtual 5k race, you will need to run the race prior to or on November 14, 2020. We ask that you submit your time with a picture to fundraising@montessorifwb.com no later than midnight on November 14, 2020, to qualify for our virtual race prizes.


$30 5K

$20 Virtual 1-mile Gobble Wobble Fun Run

$30 5k Virtual Run


Parking is indicated on the course map in the photo gallery.


Ferry Park

240 Hughes St. NE Fort Walton BeachFL  32548

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