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For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2012

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade County Parks Announces: Baptist Health South Florida's 10k/5k Turkey Trot Presented By Publix at Tropical Park on Thanksgiving Day

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Parks invites families to participate in the Baptist Health South Florida's Turkey Trot presented by Publix at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2012 (Thanksgiving Day) at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St., Miami.  Adults and children ages 2 and up are encouraged to run or walk in this fun and health-minded family event. Advance registration is suggested.  To register for the race visit  Miami Turkey Trot.

Who/What: Baptist Health South Florida's 10K/5K Turkey Trot presented by Publix

When: Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • 10K/5K Adult Races start at 7:30 AM
  • Kids Trot (Ages 2-9) starts at 9 AM

Where: Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St., Miami, FL  33155

Contact: For race questions email or call (305) 278-8668. To register for the race visit:

**Call (305) 278-8668 or email to request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or a sign language interpreter (7 days in advance).**

Donate Food: Rub-a-dub-dub thanks for the grub! This Thanksgiving holiday help those in need by bringing canned goods to our food drive on race day. Baptist Health South Florida's Turkey Trot presented by Publix will be giving all food donations to those in need for their Thanksgiving meal.
Race t-shirt: Registered race participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot tech t-shirt.

Family Discount: Family's that register four or more members in the same shopping cart will receive $10 off their total registration fee.

5K Pricing: $25

10K Pricing: $30
Kids' Trot (Ages 2-9): $10
All registered children will receive a child's size tech t-shirt and a finisher medal.

Children age two (2) through nine (9) are welcome to participate in the kid's run. Races will be run in the following order with the following distances:
  • 2-3 years - 100 Meters
  • 4-5 years - 200 Meters
  • 6-7 years - 400 Meters
  • 8-9 years - 600 Meters

Packet Pick-Up:
Packets will be made available at Sports Authority Dadeland Station (8364 S. Dixie Hwy, 33143):

  • Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 19 & Tuesday, November 20 , 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.


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