Sparky's Turkey Trot 2018

Mon October 15 - Sun November 25 Saint Helen, MI 48656 US



Virtual Race
Saint Helen, MI US 48656


Welcome to the fourth annual Sparky's Turkey Trot!

Thanks to the tremendous support of our Dog Scout members, friends and family, Sparky's Turkey Trot is now an annual event.

This is a virtual race to fundraise for Dog Scouts of America, a national 501(c)3 non-profit - you can walk or run on your own time and you will receive a medal for supporting this great cause! 

Run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1 Miler and be rewarded with the Dog Scouts of America 2018 Sparky's Turkey Trot race medal.

All proceeds from this race will go to furthering the mission of Dog Scouts of America.

To earn your medal, please run anytime during the week of Thanksgiving (November 17-25) and you will receive a medal "on your honor" for supporting Dog Scouts and getting some miles in.  Medals will be mailed out after the race. The race organizer (a Dog Scout volunteer) typically receives the medals on Christmas Eve. The medals will be packed up and mailed after she receives them.

During the setup of this race, we had to choose a location for the race to be based. The home base is the location of Michigan Dog Scout Camp, the happiest place on earth. But this race can be run from anywhere!

A virtual run is a fundraiser to bring people from all over the world to run together on their own time, in their own towns during the week of Thanksgiving.  You can run after work, on the weekend, at your park or on your treadmill. You can also walk! 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

About Dog Scouts of America

Dog Scouts of America (DSA) was established in 1995. It is a non-profit organization with people dedicated to enriching their dog’s lives and the lives of others with dogs. Founder Lonnie Olson has made it her life’s ambition to experience as many dog sports and skills as possible with her dogs.

If you believe that dogs really enjoy learning new things and spending time with their owners, you’re our kind of dog per-son. Dogs were not meant to be "furniture." Working dogs want to work. Without having an acceptable activity in which to use up all of the energy that comes "built-in" with a dog, our canine companions often get into trouble.

By better understanding how your dog thinks, how he learns, and what drives his behavior, and by participating in a variety of dog sports and activities, you will become a more responsible dog owner.

We hope to prevent misunderstandings, communication fail-ures, and behavioral problems which often lead to dogs be-ing given up as a "lost cause."

K9 Turkey Trotter

Register your K9 partner to walk or run with you.

After you register yourself, you will be given the option to register your K9 running partner. You can register as many K9 running partners as you wish. Registering your K9 partner(s) is free.

For a small additional fee, you can receive a second medal to share with your K9 partner.

Teams and Groups

Team Registrations: To save on shipping costs and pass along more $ to Dog Scouts - we highly encourage you to start a local team. You could organize a group for your DSA Troop, friends, church and/or family.  Create a team for your group to join or register everyone all at once.

TO REGISTER AS A TEAM: Simply start a new Team when you register or join a team when you register. All the medals for the team will be sent to the Team Captain. Registering your Team as a Group (all at once) is not a requirement.

PRIZE: This year's Team prize(s) will go to each of the Team Captains who have Teams of four (4) or more members. The prize is a surprise and will be sent out with your Teams medals after the race.


Group Registrations: You are encouraged to register multiple runners at a time -- for orders of 3 or more, the processing fees will go down.

TO REGISTER A GROUP:  Simply start by registering your name and information.  Click the blue "Add Another Registrant" button near the bottom of the first page.  As you check out, the order processing fees passed along from RunSignUp will be calculated based on your total order, not per person, and your fees will go down. Orders of three or more, your fees will go down. Having the medals shipped to one place is helpful, but not necessary. Thanks for running! 


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