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Salisbury, MD – Wicomico County Recreation & Parks has new additions planned for this year’s Turkey Trek, coming up on Thanksgiving Day.

The 14th annual race is set for Thursday, Nov. 24, at 8 a.m. on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., and before the start, Kate James of Driven Physiotherapy will host a group warm-up.

There will be awards for the overall male and female winners and for first through third place male and female participants in several age groups. Participants can dress up and try to earn the award for Best Thanksgiving Costume.

“The Turkey Trek 5K is a fun Thanksgiving tradition,” said race director Lillie Olson. “We’re keeping aspects of the race that everyone loves – like the post-race pie – and also bringing some fun changes to the awards.”

This year’s awards will feature Double D Ranch gift baskets for the overall winners, wooden medals for age group winners, and a turkey crown and inflatable turkey leg for the costume contest winner.

The Turkey Trek will also feature Rise Up Coffee this year, and there will be a live turkey on-site to take a photo with.

Registration is now $40, and race proceeds go toward Pemberton Park Nature Camp and other environmental education programs. The deadline to guarantee a race shirt has passed.

Pemberton Historical Park is located at 5561 Plantation Lane in Salisbury. Preregistration is available online through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at and in person at the Wicomico Civic Center box office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). Registration will also be available on-site race morning.

“Come on out and start your Thanksgiving holiday on the trails of Pemberton Park,” Olson said.

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