MANTI—If you venture into the fields west of Manti on Thanksgiving morning, beware of fast-moving high school students and their supporters participating in the second annual Templar Turkey Trot.
The 5K race is being held to raise funds for Manti High’s cross-country and track team. “Last year we had to conduct the race virtually because of COVID restrictions,” Coach Brandon Norris said. “Even at that, there were over 70 participants.”
This year’s event will be live, which Norris believes should generate more enthusiasm. Participation is open to anyone who wants to run or simply be present to cheer the runners along.
Funds will be raised from sponsorships, donations and sale of race T-shirts. You can purchase a T-shirt at the Manti City Park beginning at 9 a.m. Persons interested in sponsorships or making donations to the team can contact Cynthia Olsen at Manti High School.
The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Manti City Park (located at 200 N 300 W). From the park, the course will go approximately 1 mile south and then follow a labyrinthine path that will bring participants back to the park.
All proceeds will be used to help with the team’s travel and other expenses throughout the year.