The founders of the Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot truly cherish and utilize the many outdoor opportunities this beautiful island offers. They’ve logged thousands of miles running, biking and stroller-pushing along the streets, trails and pathways of Bainbridge Island and neighboring Kitsap County. And with 15 years of residency between them, they’ve become true champions of their community and feel worthy of the designation “local”.
While zipping across the finish line of the December 2009 Solstice Run (adrenaline pumping), Jenny declared to Ann, “Bainbridge needs a Turkey Trot! Want to help?”. And thus, the Turkey Trot was born. Next to come was the development of the tax-exempt non-profit “Run for Bainbridge” (Federal Tax ID No: 27-2377038) and the desire to make a substantial contribution to a local charity. This year they look forward to making a meaningful donation to families in need through their event beneficiary, Helpline House.
Their mission is to encourage fitness and well-being by offering community running events that benefit local charities. Jenny and Ann look forward to the success of the First Annual 2010 Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot and subsequent Turkey Trots in the years to come. (And stay tuned…perhaps a summer trail run or two…)