Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cherokee Choices has decided that the 2020 Cherokee 5K Turkey Strut [historically held on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving at the Kituwah Mound] will be a VIRTUAL EVENT. Our goal >> encourage everyone to stay active and healthy during these crazy times.This “Do It Yourself” Event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and any location that is convenient and safe for you and your families. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track, or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in Western NC - so please invite friends and family in other states or countries to join the fun.While not required – you can submit your time for inclusion in the online “Just For Fun” Results. We will collect times beginning on Sunday November 1st until Monday November 30th. Instructions on "How to submit your virtual times" are found below and will be included when you register. There will be No Overall or Age Group medals.Online Registration will be the only option this year and will remain open until 5PM on Monday November 30th. There will be no paper applications.Everyone who signs up, regardless if you submit a time or not, will receive a fabulous Cherokee 5K Turkey Strut shirt and a super cool coffee mug. Once safety measures are in place and the quarantine has been lifted both will be available for pick up at the Cherokee Choices offices. [Note: if you're from out of town - we'll have to figure something out.]And please do remember that All Proceeds (as in 100%) benefit the Cherokee Children's Home . Check out their website to learn more about all the great community services they provide. Donations are always welcome. Click on the DONATE button above or when you register.