Running for Cancer at the MSU Relay Turkey Trot

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Raising funds for cancer and running? Sign me up! The MSU Relay Turkey Trot 5K, hosted at Michigan State University, was a last minute addition to my fall race roster. It was an easy race for a great cause.

I was very familiar with the course. It was similar to the Woofer Walk 5K I ran this past May but I also frequently train here when I’m looking for pavement runs. Most of the course followed along the river and was flat with a few small hills. Participants will race by the Botanic Gardens, Beaumont Tower, and Sparty.

Course Map

Registration cost included a t-shirt. Participants could also purchase Luminaria bags to remember those who have fought cancer or those who are still fighting.

Back of the shirt

Medals were given to the top runner in each age group. Male/Female, 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-70, and 80+.

Cute turkey medal for taking 1st for my age group

Proceeds from the race benefited the American Cancer Society and MSU Relay.

More information can be found at MSU Relay Turkey Trot 5K.

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