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If You Ran The Festival Foods Turkey Trot - Read THIS!

by Corey Carter

A huge THANK YOU!!   You helped contribute to a record year! 

· The event raised $301,000, up from $266,000 in 2012.

· Each of the 14 charities will receive $21,500, up from $19,000 in 2012

 Since the inaugural Trot in 2008:

· 126,970 participants

· Given out 115,160 pumpkin pies

· Handed out 144,600 T-Shirts for participants and volunteers

·  Raised $982,000!! 

38,541 Total Participants

o 15% increase over last year

o 3,667 people registered between last night and this morning

o Despite cold & snow, only 664 people across all communities did not pick up their bib/t-shirt – 1.7% of registrants

o 45 States & 3 Countries were represented

o Our oldest participant was a 91 year old woman in Green Bay

· 4,213 pies were donated to food pantries

· 2 phenomenal charities providing over 1,405 awesome volunteers!!

· 8 communities

 

Total registrations and number of volunteers were both record numbers. Below is a chart by community of registrants by year in case you’re curious about the breakdown.  

 

Community

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

vs 2012

Green Bay

2,416

3,376

5,890

8,165

9,030

10,013

11%

Appleton

1,328

1,811

3,768

6,009

7,649

9,428

23%

Oshkosh

1,183

1,556

2,478

3,123

3,855

4,123

7%

Manitowoc

-

711

1,358

2,078

2,779

3,072

11%

Fond du Lac

-

657

1,225

1,865

2,718

2,974

9%

Eau Claire

-

-

1,406

2,333

3,360

4,118

23%

La Crosse

-

 -

 -

2,229

2,868

3,336

16%

Marshfield

-

-

-

-

1,205

1,477

23%

Totals

4,927

8,111

16,125

25,802

33,464

38,541

15%