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by Bella Caggiano

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Before local residents sit down to a day (and really a weekend) of feasting, they lace up their sneakers to prepare for that surplus of calories in Norwood's own Thanksgiving tradition. That's right, the 27th Annual Turkey Trot is just around the corner. This year, the popular athletic event will be held on Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m., beginning and ending at Norwood High School, 245 Nichols St. Pre-registration (before November 22) is $25 and $30 between November 22 through and including the day of the trot.
The Turkey Trot is a time-honored pre-holiday Norwood custom where adults, teenagers, kids and families "trot" their way through the familiar streets of their hometown. The four-mile route is both challenging and beautiful as it follows Nichols St. from the high school, loops around the Willett Pkwy. neighborhood and finishes with cheering crowds at Norwood High School. Not a runner? Join in the fun by grabbing a lawn chair and cheering on those admirable local athletes! Who knows, you may be so motivated, you'll find yourself soon training for next year!
Runners of all ages are welcome to participate in the race and prizes and awards are presented among age groups. Cash awards will also be given for male and female for the top three, top team, top master and top senior runners. Long-sleeve t-shirts will also be given out to the first 300 registered runners and free raffles to all runners. Computerized timing for the event is provided by Harrier Race Management.
For more information or to register for the Norwood Turkey Trot, visit www.millenniumreg.com email [email protected] or call 617-610-0084.

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