Scheels Turkey Trot

Annual Scheels Turkey Trot

The Scheels Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. The start and finish are in the parking lot of Scheels. Located at 1200 Scheels Drive Sparks, NV 89434. The organizer is the City of Sparks Parks and Recreation. Participants can choose to do either the 10K run or the two-mile untimed walk or run around the Sparks Marina. The 10K, which equates to a little more than six miles, uses city streets, as well as the local bike path.

ARES provided concise communication between Station Captains, Event Coordinators and Emergency Responders. To report any accidents that we see or any assistance that is needed to the NC. Thís will help the rapid response to the runners/walkers or to a certain location. ARES provided members at nine required different locations. This included ARES mobile unit doing a sweep and observing the last runners/walkers. In years past before we started helping, there was no way for the Finish line volunteers to know there were still runners/walkers on the course so they would close the Finish Line prematurely. This is why we now have an ARES mobile unit added. Also, ARES shadowed Event Coordinators. Once the nine required locations were filled. We deployed to different locations on the course.

2023 Team


Ken Forrer - KF7BNX

Alan Jump - N5ILN

Shawn Tayler - N7LQ

Larry Hardin - KF7NJL

Aaron Penrod (volunteer)

David Richards - AF6MN

John Phillips - KL7RI

Dick & Caroline - KC7ZJN & KC7WPY

Rick & Lu Sweeney - K9THO & KK7HJZ

Ed Boog - KJ7DHY

Dick & Caroline Smith - KC7ZJN & KC7WPY

 Arlan Duwayne Robinson- KA7ZAU