Turkey  Trot is virtual in 2020

Pathfinder Services will hold the 16th Annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk as a virtual event on Thanksgiving Day 2020.

Pathfinder Services came to this decision after careful thought and consideration, and with the health and safety of the 1,100+ participants, volunteers and staff members in mind.

“We can’t begin to express how difficult this decision was to make since this is our main fundraiser and all of the proceeds go to support the children and families we serve,” says Elizabeth Hire, Kids Kampus administrator. “Now, more than ever, with the effects of the pandemic on our families, we need your help.”

Turkey Trot is held each year on the morning of Thanksgiving to raise money to provide scholarships for families so their children can benefit from the educational and nurturing environment provided at Kids Kampus that they would not normally be able to afford.

Registration for the 16th Annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot is now open and available online at pathfinderservices.org/ and kidskampus.org. The first 1,100 registrants will receive a Turkey Trot shirt and cinch bag at a socially distanced packet pickup at the Huntington University Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from noon to 6 p.m. Race bibs will also be included with the packets. There is a cost for the event.

All participants are encouraged to run or walk on their own on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26, and then share their photos, videos and adventures on the main Pathfinder Services Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pathfinderservices and the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PathfinderKidsKampusTurkeyTrot5K.

“We know the Turkey Trot has become a Thanksgiving tradition for so many families so we wanted to ensure that tradition could continue,” says Danielle Tips, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services. “We can’t be together physically, but we can come together as a community to help our future generations get a head start in life.”

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is an integrated facility that serves children of all abilities in the same learning space. Kids Kampus offers part-time and full-time traditional childcare to children six weeks through age 12. They also offer an Early Head Start program, which includes center-based, home-based and prenatal options. This program is offered at no cost to low-income and foster families in need of childcare. EHS utilizes a holistic approach to help parents and children meet individualized goals.

In addition to the main event sponsor, McDonald’s of Huntington and Huntington University, other sponsors include PNC, Lutheran Health Network, Lake City Bank, Huntington County Community Foundation, Rayco Home Services, Conner Insurance, Indiana Physical Therapy, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, Culp CPA Group, Fort Wayne Metals, SYM Financial Advisors, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Fred and Becky Scheiber, First Federal Savings Bank, Randal J. Warner, CPA LLC, Hires Automotive, Lancia Homes, 4EOS, Office Concepts, Inc. and Novae Corporation.

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at 355-2546, office; 519-3837, cell; or nhahn@pathfinderservices.org.