Sparky's Turkey Trot 2016

Sun November 20 - Sun November 27 Saint Helen, MI 48656 US


Virtual Race
in your Home Town
Saint Helen, MI US 48656


Welcome to the second annual Sparky's Turkey Trot!

Thanks to the tremendous support of our Dog Scout members, friends and family, Sparky's Turkey Trot is now an annual event. In 2015 we raised over $960 for Dog Scouts of America. Our goal for 2016 is to raise over $1500.

This is a virtual race to fundraise for Dog Scouts of America, a national 501(c)3 non-profit - you can walk or run on your own time and you will receive a metal for supporting this great cause!  

Run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1 Miler and be rewarded with the Dog Scouts of America 2016 Sparky's Turkey Trot race metal.

Register your K9 partner to walk or run with you. Registering your K9 partner(s) is free.


All proceeds from this race will go to furthering the mission of Dog Scouts of America.

To earn your medal, please run anytime during the week of Thanksgiving (November 20-27) and you will receive a medal "on your honor" for supporting Dog Scouts and getting some miles in.  Medals will be mailed out after the race.

During the setup of this race, we had to choose a location for the race to be based. The home base is the location of Michigan Dog Scout Camp, the happiest place on earth. But this race can be run from anywhere!

A virtual run is a fundraiser to bring people from all over the world to run together on their own time, in their own towns during the week of Thanksgiving.  You can run after work, on the weekend, at your park or on your treadmill. You can also walk!  

Race Contact Info

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K9 Turkey Trotter

Register your K9 partner to walk or run with you.

For a small additional fee, you can receive a second medal to share with your K9 partner.

After you register yourself, you will be given the option to register your K9 running partner. You can register as many K9 running partners as you wish. Registering your K9 partner(s) is free.

About Dog Scouts of America

Dog Scouts of America (DSA) was established in 1995. It is a non-profit organization with people dedicated to enriching their dog’s lives and the lives of others with dogs. Founder Lonnie Olson has made it her life’s ambition to experience as many dog sports and skills as possible with her dogs.

If you believe that dogs really enjoy learning new things and spending time with their owners, you’re our kind of dog per-son. Dogs were not meant to be "furniture." Working dogs want to work. Without having an acceptable activity in which to use up all of the energy that comes "built-in" with a dog, our canine companions often get into trouble.

By better understanding how your dog thinks, how he learns, and what drives his behavior, and by participating in a variety of dog sports and activities, you will become a more responsible dog owner.

We hope to prevent misunderstandings, communication fail-ures, and behavioral problems which often lead to dogs be-ing given up as a "lost cause."

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