The 10th annual Turkey Trot to raise money for the Open Door Norwalk Emergency Shelter will take place Sunday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at Irwin Park in New Canaan.

For nine years, the Turkey Trot has raised money to support the shelter. This year's event will feature a fun walk through the three-quarter-mile trail of Irwin Park and a 5K race for more competitive participants.

The event is organized by Kelly and K.C. Clark, Teddy Schoenholtz and PJ Reinemann.

Co-Chairman Kelly Clark said, "The Turkey Trot is an excellent way to provide assistance to the needy during Thanksgiving. Thanks to the support of many New Canaan residents, we have been able to offer much-needed assistance over the past decade. We hope to see many new faces at this year's event in the hopes of continuing our commitment to the local homeless and showing the full support of New Canaan for the less fortunate."

In the years following the economic crisis, the shelter has seen a huge increase in the number of homeless clients and a decrease in donor contributions, which has created a large shortfall. The shelter estimates that it does not have enough funds to provide hot meals over the holidays to all of its clients.

To donate, checks should be make payable to the Open Door Shelter and mailed to Kelly Clark, 108 Wahackme Road, New Canaan CT 06840.

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For information about the Turkey Trot, visit www.newcanaanturkeytrot.com.