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Turkey Trot 5K November 29th

November 12, 2013

  11/13/13 Meagan Rioux, a senior this year at The Culver Academies is hosting a Turkey Trot fundraising run this Thanksgiving.

Rioux has started a non-profit organization called Confiance Dance that allows kids the opportunity to take dance classes regardless of their financial situation. Rioux is currently working on expanding this program to South Bend, Valparaiso and Plymouth with future plans to have this program spread all across America.  Currently she is working with kids from the Culver community offering them class at the Beach House on Tuesday and Thursdays every week. She is also working to offer Culver the opportunity of the performing arts by creating events to raise money for a dance studio/performing arts center. The money raised as a result of the 5K will be used to purchase this center.  One of the first events is a Turkey Trot scheduled to take place on Friday, November 29th.

The race will be held the morning after Thanksgiving in the Culver downtown area.

Registration can be done both online and before the race. Registration is $10 along with any donation one would like to contribute. Participants can register at or

All Proceeds will go towards the opening of a dance studio/Performing Arts Center. This event will be annual and all profits from the event will be decided by the town of Culver.

The run is strictly volunteer based; therefore every volunteer is critical and important. If anyone is interested in volunteering, they can contact Meagan Rioux

Race Schedule:

*7:00a.m. registration starts

*8:30a.m. 5K starts

*9:30a.m. kids gobble wobble (1 mile)

*10:00a.m. awards

Awards will be given in categories of fundraising, running time and costumes. I.e. Team with the most participants, team raising the most money, top female runner, top male runner, runner-up, funniest costume, most creative costume.

The route:

The race will be marked with chalk and signs, as well as a leader directing the course. A map of the race will be given out at registration, as well as announced before.