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Each fall, Cazenovia High School classes typically sponsor a "Pumpkin Run 5K" fundraiser and the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation organizes a "Turkey Trot" on its Gorge Trail on Thanksgiving morning. Due to the ongoing pandemic, neither group was able to sponsor its traditional event in 2020. Knowing that the Central New York running community is looking for opportunities to remain active, we have combined the two events into a virtual run/walk over a new route for this year. We hope to raise money for the CCS Class of 2023 (whose other fundraisers for future events such as their Junior Prom and Senior Ball were also cancelled this year) and raise awareness about the important work that CPF does in our community. We are also partnering with CazCares by donating 10% of all the proceeds from the event to them to help families in need during this holiday season.
The 5K virtual run walk can be completed any time from November 25 to 29. The course begins and ends along the historic Village Green in front of Cazenovia High School (31 Emory Ave) and winds through the village, passing numerous historical, cultural and natural highlights along the way. An optional quiz based on the landmarks can be submitted electronically after you finish to be eligible for prizes. Runners may also self-report their times after their run for our virtual leaderboard. Since runners are self-timing, they are reminded that safety comes first as traffic will not be stopped or controlled as it is during a typical race. Be careful and adjust your time if needed to reflect necessary pauses for safety.
We hope to return to our normal slate of events in 2021, but hope you will have fun participating in our special combined event this year. With all of the good food over Thanksgiving weekend, this will be a great opportunity to get outside, get active, support good causes and learn more about our community.
Please check out our partners' websites below to learn more about how they serve our community or to donate directly to them.
Participants should bring a mask to use in the starting area or finish line areas if they are unable to maintain social distancing. If you arrive at the start line and there are numerous competitors already in place, please delay your start to allow social distancing during the run. Please do not participate if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are manifesting symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory problems or loss of taste/smell.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Cazenovia along our route, please visit:
Based on what you learn there or on the interpretive signs along the route, you can submit a quiz to become eligible for prizes.
The link to the quiz may be found on the CPF website or accessed directly at: https://forms.gle/mPRDKvwGHKWVeAPy5
Thank you for participating in our Virtual 5K!
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Submit from RunSignup Race Page: Navigate to the race's RunSignup race page > and select the Result tab > then select Submit Virtual Results.
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During the Registration Process: Select Sign up for text messages and enter a valid cell phone number.
After the Registration Process: You can go to your Profile > Manage Registration > Virtual Race, and then select Contact Info.
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Cazenovia 2020 Turkey Trot 5K Virtual Run/Walk ~ Sponsored by the Caz HS Class of 2023 in partnership with the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation & CazCares.
Route will be marked with ample directional signs:
Start on Emory Ave in Front of Caz HS flagpole, go east on Emory , Rt on Sullivan, left on Nickerson, left on Lincklaen, Rt on William, left at Caz DPW right of way (“Caboose”) to Gorge Trail, rt on Clark St (1 mile at corner of Clark/Burton), right on Burton, left as you hit Burr, crossing Burton to village driveway to cemetery, right onto first cemetery roadway, keep to right to cemetery exit, right on Fenner St, Right on Albany St sidewalk (2 miles as you hit bridge over Chittenango Creek), left at cross walk at Farnham intersection, left onto Albany St sidewalk, Rt onto Riverside Drive trail to Creekside Park, continue straight to Riverside Drive, cross Mill St, left on Mill St, right onto Willow Patch trail, right and then left as directed by signs to corner of Willow/Carpenter, straight onto Carpenter, Rt on Forman sidewalk, Right on Albany sidewalk, cross mouth of Willow, left at crosswalk up Hurd St, cross Green St using crosswalk to Green/Emory connector, finishing at Emory Ave in front of Middle School. Nearly the entire route can be run on sidewalks or trails – stay safe and have fun!
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