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The Pine Hill community Center and the Phoenicia Turkey Trot present ...

Injury Prevention for Runners

A 4-week exercise class designed specifically for current and potential runners looking to prevent injury and improve performance. We will focus on core and hip strengthening as well as lower body flexibility specific to the running population. Whether you are training for a marathon or the Phoenicia Turkey Trot, this class is free to all you runners!

Join us Saturdays in November (Nov 1,8,15,22nd)
from 8-9 am
at the Pine Hill Community Center
Taught by Heather Roberts, physical therapist

Bring a mat or blanket to cushion the floor, a belt or strap if you have one and wear loose, comfortable clothes

Join us for an informal community run from 7- 8 am from the community center – length to be determined by the group.

For more questions, contact Heather at

The 4th Annual Turkey Trot is on Saturday, November 29, 2014

The 2014 Turkey Trot will benefit the STS Playhouse in Phoenicia, NY

The STS Playhouse will sponsor and judge a costume contest this year ... so be sure to come in a costume!


online @ or

registration forms:
Mama's Boy Market
Tenderland Home

Registration / Check-in - Parish Hall
8:00am - 9:45am

race starts - 10:00am - Parish Field

free Tot Trot - 9:30am - Parish Field

Some fun turkey facts !

Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be the turkey

Turkeys can drown if they look up in the rain

A female turkey is called a Turk, or a hen

A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour!

Wild turkeys can fly at speeds up to 50 mph.

Turkeys have heart attacks. When the air force was conducting field tests that broke  the sound barrier, fiords of turkeys would drop dead.

Turkeys heads change colors when they are excited

Only male turkeys gobble. The females make a clicking noise.

45 million turkeys are eaten each thanksgiving

Turkey anatomy glossary :

  • The snood: the long flap of flesh that hangs over the beak
  • The Wattle: the red skin that hangs from the neck
  • The caruncle: the fleshy bumps on the head and neck

Baby turkeys are called poults

A group of turkeys is called a flock

The native American name for turkey is firkee, perhaps explaining the origin of the name

Turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the western hemisphere

The ballroom dance called the turkey trot is named for the short, jerky steps it makes