IRIS Faribault Turkey Trot Not Wobbly
Townsquare Media Faribault-Owatonna was proud once again to be the presenting sponsor of the IRIS Turkey Trot.
IRIS founder Diana Kelly told those gathered at the Faribault Middle School the organization had surpassed it's fundraising goal before people hit the streets to run or walk.
The Turkey Trot has become a steady fundraiser for the organization.
Infants Remembered in Silence (IRIS) is a nonprofit organization providing bereavement and support services to people who have a child die during pregnancy through early childhood.
They have assisted people all over the world but focus on a six county area to provide their services in Rice, Steele, Waseca, Goodhue, Dodge, and LeSueur counties.
The 14th Annual IRIS Turkey Trot was held Thanksgiving morning with perfect running conditions.
The Turkey Trot includes a 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, Tot Trot, and Gobble Wobble.
Runs are chip timed and event start times staggered.
It was so cool seeing entire families participating including some pet dogs.
I really enjoyed doing some announcing inside and outside. This year much more enjoyable outdoors compared to a year ago.
In fact the Turkey Trot has had every kind of weather imagineable over the years.
It has become a tradition that brings people from all over the country.
I visited with people from Dodge Center, Waterville, Duluth, Mankato, Kenyon, Waseca, Owatonna, New Richland, Rochester, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Stillwater, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota.
1,284 people registered to participate.
Team Maverick was the top fundraising team with over $2,000 raised for IRIS.
Last year it was awesome to see IRIS Board members burn their mortgage for the IRIS house in Faribault.
There are no charges for their services. The Turkey Trot is their largest fundraiser.
The 29th Holiday Service of Rememberance is the next event on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of The Good Shepherd on the Shattuck School campus.
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