Get ready for Thanksgiving with a short run around New Canaan on Sunday, November 19, at 11:30am. The 14th annual 5K run/walk begins and ends at Waveny Park on South Avenue in New Canaan.

Race day registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on November 19, and the race starts at 11:30 a.m. There is a $25 pre-race day entrance fee for the event ($30 on the day of the event) and any small donations are welcome. The walk and run will take place rain or shine. Students can use this event to earn community service hours. Clothing donations are also being accepted, including adults’ and children’s coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets.

Organized by a team of New Canaan and Weston students, the event provides much-needed funds for The Open Door Shelter. To register online for this year’s New Canaan Turkey Trot, visit

If you cannot attend but would still like to contribute, please make a check payable to The Open Door Shelter and send to 4 Merritt Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 or visit