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A Morning of Togetherness

North Idaho Turkey Trot returns for its 10th year on November 24 By Jillian Chandler

North Idaho Turkey Trot

If you’re looking for a great way to kick off Thanksgiving while giving back, then sign up today to take part in the North Idaho Turkey Trot, beginning and ending at Riverstone Park, on Thursday, November 24.

Each year, this annual Turkey Trot continues to grow, with close to 500 participants, young and old, making it a part of their Thanksgiving morning year after year. The event is family friendly (including the pups!), with the option to walk, run, jog or stroll the course.

2022 marks the 10th year of the North Idaho Turkey Trot. Organized by Your Friend Pamela Faye, a locally based nonprofit filling unmet needs in the community, the event kicks off at 9am Thanksgiving morning and continues until noon, along its Centennial Trail course.

“This is for fun!” smiles Cynthia Rozyla, president of Your Friend Pamela Faye and race director. “No timing or awards will be given, but shirts (sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union and Dog N It Hotel and Daycare) are available for an additional charge, and hot cider and cookies are a huge hit at the finish line.”

Registration to participate, which ends November 23, is $10 for the 1-mile, $25 for the 5k and $27 for the 10k. There is also a minimal signup fee. Visit for additional details and to register today.

“In many cases, it is a family tradition,” shares Cynthia. “The 1-mile, 5k and 10k event is a fun run bringing family, friends and the community together to kick off Thanksgiving in a healthy, positive and fun way.”

The North Idaho Turkey Trot gratefully accepts donations and sponsorships. For sponsorship levels and benefits, vendor opportunities or questions, email or call 208.661.9713.

All proceeds from the event benefit the community directly, each year donating funds for local needs. They have provided food to the food banks; blankets, hygiene items and backpacks to the homeless; and assistance to cancer patients in the form of gas cards, hotel stays and prescription co-pays. For 2022, proceeds from the Turkey Trot will be donated to Kootenai Environmental Alliance.

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