Boaz Parks & Recreation will hold its Skinny Turkey 5K/10K race sponsored by Peoples Independent Bank on November 20. Proceeds from the event will benefit Second Chance Shelter.

The certified courses will run through Snead State Community College, the Boaz Sportsplex, and Boaz Elementary School on all paved roads with some small hills.

The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Neighborhood Center (314 N King St., Boaz, AL 35957). The 10K will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:10 a.m.

Finisher medals will be given out at the finish line and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group (male and female) will receive prizes at the awards ceremony.

There will be no refunds; the race will be held rain or shine!

Packet pick up will be the week of the race at the Boaz Neighborhood Center, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and Saturday (race day) 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Age Groups are12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

 Registration is available online at

Sleep-in registration is available for those interested in supporting Second Chance Shelter without participating in the race.

Second Chance Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter that saves and houses dogs until they are adopted to their forever home. Last year, the shelter received around $9,500 in funds raised through the Skinny Turkey 5K/10K Race.

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