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Faith Mission Turkey Stampede 1 Mile, 5K run or walk and 10K Run

01/05/2015, 2:45pm EST
By Admin

8:30am EST - 10:30am EST, November 23rd, 2017 -Elkhart, IN

A family event for a family day!

Come and get some fresh air before the big meal! This is a low key event- definitely NOT intended to take up your entire day! Come out for some exercise with your family and guests and get back home to your day!

It's just nice to do a community event that helps the local homeless shelter- what a perfect fit for Thanksgiving!  

While many folks are thinking about their place settings, some people don't have a home or spot to call their own.  Let's help them get back on their feet and going in the right direction! The counselors at Faith Mission work with people to help break the cycle of generational poverty.

2014 it snowed! Gobbles the Turkey cheered on the racers!

Join us on Thanksgiving morning for some fresh air!


Location for 2017 race???

We really liked our location at the Concord MallConcord Mall - it offered plenty of free parking, easy access for in and out, plenty of indoor restrooms and staging area!  

With the pending construction, it is not clear at this time if we will be allowed to return for our race in 2017.

We'll keep you posted. We are already looking into a few good options.

Just Save The Date and join us on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Faith Mission of Elkhart!

Don't have any plans for Thanksgiving?

Please!  Come join us for an hour-ish in the morning and do something for yourself, but also those who are less fortunate!  Not a runner?  We could use your help as a volunteer to check people in and cheer them on!

 Many positions are just an hour or so!   Don't be alone - please, join us!  Come as you are and join in the fun!!!

Holly and Gobbles will be on hand again- and oh! They got married to each other this year :)

A Family Event for a Family Day

Come out in the morning, get some fresh air before the big meal!  Having houseguests?  Bring them as well and show them a side of Elkhart that is fun and fit!

What is great about this race is we have a course for everyone!  Not a runner? Not a problem.  The runners in your family can  go fast and you can take a stroll with the dog on the Mile course!

It just feels GOOD to help others AND do something good for yourself!

And- this location offers super fast in and out, so you can come participate and get right back home - yet be part of a cool community event!

Stand by for new course information

You may or may not be aware that the Concord Mall is going to undergoing major renovations.  It is not clear if we are going to be able to use that facility for the race next year.

As soon as we get this sorted out, we will keep you posted!  Meanwhile, just hold the date and hold that morning for us, and it will be a fun time wherever we end up.


Well-behaved and cute dogs are welcome!

What people tell us they love about this race!

It's low key and affordable but a feel good community event.

There is nothing going on in the morning, so come out and get some fresh air.

It's not intended to be an all morning, long event. There isn't an awards ceremony, just out, get some fresh air and them get back to your families!

AND- all proceeds go to the Faith Mission homeless shelter in Elkhart. What a great thing for Thanksgiving! Help those who don't have a home to go to!


The weather, the weather!

2016 was not so bad, weather wise!  It rained the day before, but thankfully stopped during our race. Many ran in shorts!

The previous two years, it was cold. In fact, in 2014 it actually SNOWED on Thanksgiving!  

We have to be about due for a year like 2012 where it was in the 50s and's hoping!  Either way, come on out! The Big Meal will taste sooooo good.

Tag(s): Turkey Stampede