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Eastbay Turkey Trot canceled due to COVID-19

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)— Due to health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, Eastbay is canceling its in-person Turkey Trot for 2020.

In lieu of the physical race, Eastbay says they're donating $10,000 to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition. They are also encouraging annual participants to join the United Way of Marathon County for a virtual race experience.

The United Way of Marathon County are encouraging race participants to run as a family or friend group during the two week race session. Runners and walkers can upload their race time anytime during the open session.

Registration for the virtual event opens on October 1 and will remain open through race day. The registration fee is donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition.

A limited amount of t-shirts will be available for pickup on November 23-24 at the United Way of Marathon County.

Unlike previous years, and in order to maintain social distancing, the United Way is asking that individuals make monetary donations instead of food donations.

Updates for the virtual race will be posted on the Eastbay Turkey Trot Facebook page, and the United Way of Marathon County Facebook page.

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Sierra Rehm

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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