7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot Benefits Leadership Broward and iTrace Foundation


Kick off Thanksgiving Day festivities with the 7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot beginning at D.C. Alexander Park on S.E. 5 Street and A1A in Fort Lauderdale at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 23. Registration opens at6 a.m.

The 5K run/walk takes place along scenic A1A, Fort Lauderdale’s iconic beach road.Thanksgiving themed costumes are welcomed and encouraged.

The Turkey Trot benefits Leadership Broward, which provides premier leadership programs, services and initiatives that develop strong business and community leaders, as well as iTrace Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit preventative health and wellness research foundation.

“The Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Fort Lauderdale,” said Andrew Zullo, executive director of Leadership Broward. “Not only does it give residents an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beach, but participation means less guilt about indulging in turkey and fixings served later in the day.”

The cost of the 5K run/walk is $35 until Nov. 1; $40 from Nov. 1-19; $45 at packet pick up; and $50 on race day.

Sponsors include Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Power House Gym Fort Lauderdale and MedPro Healthcare Staffing.

To register, visit turkeytrotftl.com/registration/

About the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.

The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County's premier leadership development training organization with a 34-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community.

Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting the Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offerings. For more information, visit www.LeadershipBroward.org or call 954-767-8866.

About iTrace Foundation, Inc.

iTRACE Foundation, Inc. (iTRACE) is a not for profit preventative health & wellness research foundation. Founded in 2009 by a small group of community conscious individuals, iTRACE is dedicated to improving the quality of living in the community. They work to achieve the following goals: to decrease childhood overweight and obesity, to increase physical activity across the lifespan, and to promote life-saving, low-cost preventive health measures.

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