SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, selected RunSignUp for their Online Registration Provider. In addition to the Turkey Trot, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group also produces the Tivo Santa Run Silicon Valley and the Lam Research Heart and Soles 5K. Registration for their 12th Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is now open, and includes a bundle to allow concurrent registration in both the Turkey Trot and their Santa Run.
The largest timed Thanksgiving Day event in the country, the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot draws tens of thousands of runners and walkers to the streets of Downtown San Jose for participation in one of several events: Kids Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, 10K Wheelchair, and an elite PA/USATF 5K championship. Registration is capped at 30,000 participants. The event also takes advantage of RunSignUp's Corporate Team tool to allow businesses to compete for the title of the Fittest Firm in the Valley.
Chris Weiler, recently named Race Manager for the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, brings a strong attention to detail to the event. He commented, "We chose RunSignUp for our Registration Provider because of the capability of their technology, and the flexibility within their platform." Specifically, the race is looking forward to engaging the RunSignUp promotional tools like Referral Rewards with automatic refunding and the Race Day Check-In options.
First held in 2005, the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot currently raises money for five local charities: Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz, and The Health Trust. For 2016, they are looking forward to utilizing RunSignUp's automated fundraiser refund tools as an incentive to drive more donations during registration and increase their total charity contribution. In the first 11 years, the event donated $5 million to their local charities; their goal for 2016 is to donate an additional $1,000,000 to the five charities.
Registration and more details for the 2016 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot can be found on their website: http://svturkeytrot.com/
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About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation
Now in its 12th year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation strives to help improve the quality of life in the Silicon Valley region through the provision of funding for food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education and other basic necessities of life. Their premiere event, the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, has grown from 1,000 participants and $132,000 in donations in year one to clearing 26,000+ participants and $936,000+ in donations in year ten. For more information, visit: http://svturkeytrot.com/
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