Looking to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories? Lace up your sneakers and join us for the Turkey Trot 5K, slated for Saturday, Nov. 25 at Oglebay. The race will begin and end in the Good Zoo parking lot.

The cost to participate is $15. Race registration is available online at until 11:59 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 23. Race Day Registration will open at 9 a.m. in the upper Good Zoo parking lot. Only cash and checks will be accepted on race day. The first 30 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. First, second and third place finishers for both men and women will receive Oglebay gift cards of varying denominations. Light refreshments will be provided. The course will consist of the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly. Leashed dogs are encouraged to participate.

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Proceeds from the event benefit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks project. Founded in 1999, the Access to the Parks project allows youngsters who could not ordinarily afford the facility fees at Oglebay and Wheeling Park to visit and enjoy their favorite recreational activities on a regular basis.

Located in Wheeling, WV, Oglebay offers over 2,000 acres of year-round recreational opportunities and excellent overnight accommodations, while maintaining the property’s natural beauty. Oglebay is the perfect venue for events, meetings, vacations, weekend getaways, relaxing at the spa or golfing on one of four golf courses, including two championship courses. For generations, families, groups, organizations and individuals have delighted in the tradition and spirit that make Oglebay unique. Learn more at