Turkey Trot a Success

Wausau, WI- United Way of Marathon County and the Marathon County Hunger Coalition would like to announce a successful 2022 Turkey Trot with more than1,700 participants and $52,000.00 raised. 

This was the 13th Annual Turkey Trot, which benefits the Marathon County Hunger Coalition. 

The race took place on Thanksgiving morning with warm temperatures and light fog over the 400 Block. The race route was new and featured Wausau’s River Walk. Families cheered on their loved ones while volunteers directed traffic.  Children, dogs, walkers, and fast runners participated in this family-friendly run.

“It was a fantastic morning to be with people,” said Ben Lee, Impact Director for United Way. “We are so grateful to keep this annual tradition going and ultimately help people living in Marathon County.” 

The Marathon County Hunger Coalition partners with 12 food pantries, local grocers, and numerous community partners to ensure food is widely distributed in Marathon County.

For more information about the race, follow the Facebook page @liveunitedmc and tag yourself in race day photos. 

In 2022 the race was sponsored by Crystal Finishing Systems, Festival Foods, Hands-On Cleaning, Marathon Cheese, 4 Seasons, The Eye Clinic of WI, Midwest Communications, News 9, Mid-Wisconsin Beverage, Hayes Graphics, Edgar IGA, The Grand Theatre, SUN Printing, and QRG.