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Portage Health once again hosting Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning

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The second annual Portage Health Turkey Trot is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning at Portage Health in Hancock.

Turkey TrotParticipants will meet in the hospital’s lobby to register. This free 5k fun run/walk is open to anyone, and is a great way to start off your holiday festivities.

“This event provides us an opportunity to be active with our family and friends before we feast on Thanksgiving dinner,” said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator at Portage Health.

The first 150 people to register online (click here to register) will receive a free Portage Health Turkey Trot t-shirt. In the event’s inaugural year, about 350 people attended.

“Participants loved the fun, relaxing environment,” Luskin said. “It should be even better this year with a slight course adjustment that means racers will avoid the tough uphill finish.”

The course will start going south on Portage Drive to Ingot Street, connecting with the Maasto Hiihto trail system before looping around Tomasi Road back to Portage Drive, and finishing at the hospital. There will be water and light snacks for participants at the finish.

Visit for more information or to register. Call (906) 483-1153 with any questions.

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