2019 Apple Valley Turkey Trot


Event Description:

Join us as a volunteer for the 2019 Turkey Trot in Apple Valley! Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) is the charity partner for this event - by providing volunteers, SOMN will receive a donation from the race organization.


Event Information

  • When – Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: Eastview High School, 6200 140th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Upon arrival volunteers are to meet at the registration and volunteer tent.

Age Requirement

Ages 12-14
Can register alongside an adult over 18 . (Please sign-up both the adult and child 12-14)

Ages 15
Can sign-up as an individual.


Volunteer Roles (assigned onsite):

  • Registration Assistant – Volunteers will help with the process of participants checking in. They will check if the participant is registered by last name and if so then give them their race materials. Some volunteers will also assist with the process of new participants signing up the day of the race.
  • Course Marshal – Course marshals will be placed on the course (in pairs of two minimum) and help direct the participants so they run the correct way. Here we ask the volunteers to be as enthusiastic as possible encouraging the runners to have a good time.
  • Water Station – Volunteers assigned to the water station will fill up cups of water and help distribute them to passing participants.
    *Volunteers will more than likely work more than one job throughout the event.

*Volunteers will more than likely work more than one job throughout the event.


  • Volunteers should sign-in upon arrival to keep track of volunteers in attendance
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. Check the forecast prior to arrival of the event.
  • Volunteers are there not only to help but to have fun!

About the Event:


We are excited to announce that the Apple Valley Turkey Trot has come together with Thanksgiving runs from around the nation to from a multi city running festival called the American Turkey Tradition. Now, in addition to running with everyone at your local event you will be able to come together with runners from around the country in the World’s Largest Thanksgiving running festival:

Connect with 60,000 runners from around the country:

  • National leader board, see results tab
  • $5000 team competition, see team competition tab
  • Live national broadcast, coming soon

Event Date/Time: Thu, Nov 28, 2019 - 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Volunteers Needed:
Event Meeting Location: Eastview High School

6200 140th St W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Event Organizer: Maureen Gruys
Event Category:
Fundraising Events / 5K Runs