To kick off Thanksgiving week, Xtreme participated in one of our favorite community traditions, the Kirkland Turkey Trot. A team of Xtreme runners laced up their sneakers and bundled up to participate in Hopelink’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot 5k on Sunday, November 19th. Hopelink is a non-profit social services agency that helps move families and individuals from crisis to self-sufficiency in North and East King County. Proceeds from the event help provide emergency services and holiday assistance to low-income families during the winter months. This year’s race raised over $32,000 to help neighbors in need!
The 3.1-mile course started at Downtown Kirkland’s Marina Park and had a half-way turnaround right in front of Xtreme’s Headquarters in Carillon Point. It was a fast and flat course, perfect for both runners and walkers.
Over 1,400 community members ran, walked, and trotted down the beautiful course along the Kirkland waterfront. “Trotters” dressed as turkeys, pumpkin pies, and we even saw a runner dressed up in a dinosaur suit this year.
This was our fifth consecutive year forming an Xtreme Team for the Turkey Trot, and Hopelink always does a great job hosting this fun, festive event. Now, we are fully prepped for a Thanksgiving feast!
To learn more about Hopelink, or to donate to their cause, please visit www.hope-link.org.