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Ludlow 5K to help burn off turkey, trimmings

On a day when most people are thinking about the next great way to prepare leftover turkey, and still regretting that extra slice of pumpkin pie, avid runners and families looking for a fun way to get a little exercise will head to Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow. The second annual Trot it Off 5-kilometer -long road race and Tots' Trot fun race for kids takes place on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The cost to enter the Trot it Off 5k is $25 per person and $15 for the Tots' Trot fun race. All proceeds from the event benefit the Vermont Fuel Dealer Association's Patch Chit Neighbor in Need Fuel Assistance Program. The Tots' Trot, a kids' fun race, will take place just before the 5k race. The course will take children, under 12, around the Jackson Gore Inn grounds.

Registration will start at 8 a.m. in Okemo's Ice House at Jackson Gore. The Tots' Trot is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and the Trot it Off 5k will start after the last tot trots across the finish line. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt at registration.

After the 5k race is finished participants of all ages are welcome to gather in The Ice House for a post-race snack and presentation of awards.

Last year, 72 runners and walkers participated in the Trot it Off race and raised $1,000 to benefit the Patch Chit Neighbor in Need Fuel Assistance Program.

More information about Okemo Mountain Resort may be obtained by calling 802-228-1600 or by visiting okemo.com.

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