9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty



Ages 10 to 100 help run poverty out of town in the 5K that winds around Riverside Park along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon.

Lace up your sneakers and help run poverty out of town at the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty 5K benefiting United Against Poverty. Bring your family and friends along and plan to join us for our renowned free Sweet Potato Pancake Breakfast with juice and all the fixings.

When: November 24, 2016.
Race day registration 6-7 am
Children’s 1/4 mile race (6 and under) 7:00 am
5K race at 7:30 am
Breakfast/awards ceremony at 8:15 a.m.

Where: Riverside Park, Vero Beach FL

What: Sanctioned race with awards presentation based on categories by ages (10 and over) and sex for top three runners in each category. Walkers are welcome. Free children’s 1/2 mile race (ages 6-10) and breakfast for everyone.

Registration: Race registration is $30 in advance (until November 20) and $35 after November 20 and on race day. Discounts apply for groups of 3 or more. In-person registration at United Against Poverty’s UP Center, 2746 US Highway, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or at Runner’s Depot, 436 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL

Online registration will begin on September 1, 2016 and end on November 20, 2016.

Opportunities to participate in our Trot Against Poverty Challenge to help United Against Poverty raise additional funds through personal and group advocacy campaigns are available. Contact Phillip at developmentirc@unitedagainstpoverty.org.


There’s nothing like gourmet sweet potato pancakes, sausage and locally grown orange juice to start out your day of thanks on the right foot. This meal is lovingly prepared by the crew from Catering by Adrienne Drew, and the fixings are donated by Marsh Landing Restaurant in Fellsmere and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice.



We are currently seeking committed sponsors, volunteers and committee members to be a part of this Thanksgiving Day tradition. Click here for sponsor opportunities.

Please contact us at 772-770-0740 or DevelopmentIRC@UnitedAgainstPoverty.org for more information or check back after September 1, for additional details.