Cancer Fund to Benefit with Return of Sayre Holiday Race


When one is undergoing treatment for cancer, the last thing someone should worry about is how to pay for all those costs not related to treatment itself. Like costs of daily life, perhaps maintaining a home or transportation for treatment, just to name a couple.

Guthrie’s Cancer Care Fund helps with the many financial burdens that come with fighting a cancer diagnosis, whether it is arranging payment to heat a home for a patient undergoing chemotherapy or providing gas gift cards to patients to get them back and forth for treatment.

Now a beloved holiday tradition, billed as the largest 5K in Bradford County, returns for 2021 with proceeds that benefit this fund. The 15th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving Day morning, Thursday, Nov. 25, starting and ending at the Sayre Theatre, 205 South Elmer Ave., Sayre.

Registration is now open at and closes Nov. 20 with no last-minute race-day registrations. This year, choose between running or walking the race virtually or in person. The in-person race starts at 10:00 a.m., Thanksgiving Day in front of the Sayre Theatre, and the course runs on local streets through the Athens and Sayre Boroughs. Masks will be recommended for participants while waiting to start the race, after they complete the race, and whenever they cannot safely social distance. All appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. The virtual race takes place November 22-26, allowing participants to run anytime, anyplace Thanksgiving week. Both the virtual and in-person races are $25.00 to enter and include a race t-shirt while supplies last. Prizes will be awarded for the in-person race.

A Kids’ Fun Run for ages 10 and younger is free, and there is no official registration process for young trotters. Their race begins at 9:30 a.m. and is a short run along South Elmer Ave. The first 50 kids will receive a free gift, and be entered into a drawing for a free raffle prize.

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