The Turkey Trot at Tradition organizers are so excited to bring one of the most popular 5K Run/Walk events to Tradition in Port St. Lucie! Organized in cities across the world, the Turkey Trot is over 122 years old and is the most widely attended 5K race worldwide. It is a family-friendly race, where you can race, walk, run, and gather socially to get some healthy exercise.
Our organizers, Dana Bradley, Corinne Lexer, Jared Key, and Christine Iannotti came together to create this event in 2018 after Dana formed an unofficial Turkey Trot from a Facebook post on Thanksgiving 2017.
Dana Bradley is a Florida native who grew up participating in the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot in Clearwater with her family and friends for more than 25 years. Thanksgiving has always been Dana’s favorite holiday, and the family traditions, Turkey Trot included, are what make the day so special to her.
Corinne Lexer brings a lifelong history of running experience as well as community volunteerism to the team. Corinne is an active Real Estate Agent, specializing in Tradition and the surrounding area and a long-standing member of the Treasure Coast running community.
Jared Key got involved with the event due to his passion to serve the community. He is the owner and chiropractor of Key Chiropractic on Gatlin Boulevard. Jared previously developed and ran a 5K event in Georgia for a local domestic violence shelter and raised donations of over $10,000 each year.
Christine Iannotti became involved with the group through her passion for non-profits on the Treasure Coast. Her connections and experiences were invaluable and just what the team needed to succeed. When she’s not trotting, you can find her at the St. Lucie County fairgrounds as the General Manager of the St. Lucie County Fair.
In the first 4 years, the Turkey Trot at Tradition has donated over $70,000 to local organizations such as HANDS of St. Lucie County, New Horizons, and Family Meals. We know now that the Turkey Trot at Tradition is on its way to becoming a long-standing tradition on the Treasure Coast.
We would love to have your support in making this year’s Turkey Trot the best it can be!