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Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk for St. Vincent de Paul Returns with Scavenger Hunt Component

The Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk is back this year as a scavenger hunt challenge with flexible dates for participation.

The annual event benefits St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky. 

It began November 12 and runs through the 22nd.

As an added bonus, participants are encouraged to “hunt” for business sponsors where they will have the opportunity to win prizes.

“Commonwealth Bank and Trust is proud to help a great long-time client and continue our major sponsorship of the annual Turkeyfoot Trot fundraising event. St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky has done incredible work in the local area for many years. The staff working there are some of the most genuine people and it is important to get behind them and support their mission of helping our local neighbors in need,” said Corey Sidebottom, the senior vice president of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, a sponsor of the event.

The scavenger hunt challenges the participants to find local business sponsors to earn entries into a drawing for prizes that would have typically been shared at the event after-party.

Participants earn entries by taking pictures with a Turkeyfoot Trot sign that will be placed at each sponsor and tagging St. Vincent de Paul on social media. 

The more places a participant finds and tags, the more chances they have to win prizes. 

All proceeds support St. Vincent de Paul programs in Northern Kentucky that provide emergency financial assistance and basic necessities to those who are struggling to make ends meet.

“Our neighbors need us more now than ever and this event is key to making sure those who are struggling can get the help they need during these trying times,” said Karen Zengel, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul, Northern Kentucky.

“We could not be more excited to be a part of such a purposeful event that focuses on giving back to those who need it most this holiday season," said Noah Osterhage, president of Payroll Partners, another sponsor. "The Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk is an exceptional way to bring our community together, and it is gratifying for our company to be a milestone in this race. St. Vincent de Paul is an admirable organization, and we cannot think of a better way to give thanks to them than by contributing to the public, while having a blast, getting outside, and moving!”

Registration is available online only through the home page. The price to register is $30 for adults and $25 for children 14 years or younger. Register by November 22nd at noon to receive a special edition t-shirt!

For more information, or to sponsor or donate, go to or contact Lou Settle with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 859-446-7727 or [email protected].

-Staff report

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