Join Us Friday, November 29, 2019 For A 5K & Tailgate


Join us on Friday, November 29th for the 1st Annual Thirsty Turkey Trot 5K & Tailgate Party, to benefit the family of Michelle Drake. Burn off those extra Thanksgiving Day calories by trotting around Riverside with us, and finish off with a tailgate party as the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Don't feel like trotting? No problem. Just join us for the party! There will be a lunch, auction & raffle starting at noon.

Get your running shoes ready (or your tailgating shoes), and show your support for the Drake family!

ABOUT MICHELLE

Michelle was beautiful inside and out. She was blessed with Casey, her loving husband and soulmate, and three beautiful children; Talan (14), Hannah (10), and Kahne (8). She was the spark and the light to her friends and family. She knew how to bring people together through volunteering, throwing parties, and planning new adventures. Michelle had never met a stranger and people were drawn to her magnetic personality. You could always find Michelle at a gathering by following the sound of laughter.

Michelle set the example of how to live life to the fullest and to be present for every single moment. Her family was more than a priority, she truly loved being with them. On any given Saturday you find her taking Hannah and Kahne to a bee farm, followed by a hike at a state park, then off to the race track to watch Talan compete. She enjoyed training for races, planning nerf-gun parties, Easter egg hunts, a good mystery party, and family vacations. She loved game nights and passed her love of games on to her children. One night, family was visiting her in North Carolina and everyone went to a Place called Pippa’s for food and drinks. Michelle decided that they should play the game “Heads Up” at the table. Before long several other tables were playing their own game of “Heads Up”! Anything she could do to bring her family, friends, or people together was worth doing to Michelle…Read More

Thank You To Our Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS

Tim & Mary Ruth   *   Dr. Greg Schnoebelen   *  Casey’s General Stories   *   Christina Hurlbut   *   TwoLeos Design   *   Abbott’s Custom Harvesting   *   Troy & Terri Fisher   *   Wessell Geldenhuys   *   Beauty by Angie   *   Core Fitness/Adrienne Statton   *   Paul Revere’s Pizza   *   Panera Bread Company   *   Iowa Children’s Museum   *    Vision Ag LLC    *   Dan & Laura Striegel   *   Dixie Abbott   *   The Wave Length Salon   *   Inspired Fitness Coaching and Massage Therapy   *   Two Chic Chicks   *   Riverside Grain & Feed   *   The Rusty Tractor   *   Kaitlyn Yoder Photography   *   Jaz It Up Boutique   *   Tamara Van Schoyck   *   Dan & Leslie Kehl    *   KHAK 98.1   *   Mellinger & Sons Construction   *    Tyler Striegel   *   Jody Fisher   *   Julie’s Fountain of Flowers   *   Highland Wrestling Club   *   The Enlightened Forest   *   Jeanine Redlinger   *   Hoenig Taxidermy   *   The Permanent Solution/Lori Waldschmidt   *   Sandie Ubben   *   Iowa Gymnest   *   Jim & Joan Bex   *   Loretta’s Garden   *Melissa Holway  *   Joe & Renee Kempf   *   Shannon Abbot   *   Dave & Jann Frank   *   Jeff & Raye Wieland   *   Brett & Heather Frank   *   Graceann Boutique   *   Maddie Peiffer   *   Allen & Katie Schneider   *   Donna McCain   *   Dianne Rath   *   Mama Llamas Barn   *   VFW Post 6414   *   Rustically Made   *   Creative Chaos-Lacey Stransky   *   Junque on Juniper   *   Red Barn Boutique   *   Scheels   *   Double D’s   *   K-Nails Muscatine   *   Westport Touchless Auto   *   First Avenue Club   *   Lux Boutique   *  Cellar Creations Market   *   Shawn Krantz   *   Eden Salon & Spa   *   K & Co Boutique   *   Robin Detweiler Burns   *   Dan and Gidget Franks   *   Jerimy & Karen Robertson   *   Eric & Kim Bekker   *   Nita Abbott   *   Nicole Walther   *   Jim Flynn   *   People’s Trust & Savings Bank   *   Denise, Jeff & Olivia Reschly   *   Eric & Kim Bekker

Several sponsorship levels are available. Please click below for more information.

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RACE DAY DETAILS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

CHECK IN: 10-10:45 AM @ HALL PARK

RACE BEGINS @ 11 AM

POST RACE TAILGATE

IMMEDIATELY AFTER RACE

RIVERSIDE FIRE STATION

Show Your Support

Whether you're running, tailgating, or both - make sure to show your support by ordering some swag!
T-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts are all available. SALE ENDS 11/7!