Why We Trot

While registering, be sure to share with us what inspired you to participate in this year’s Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” In November, our team will go through each submission and pick the top four entries and each will receive a prize.

Former Recipients
“We are participating as a family because we are trying to stay physically healthy and make good health choices. We have each other’s support from the youngest one of 3 years old to our grandparents of 60+ years.” – Ixayana Chacon 

“I am 7 years old and I am running my 1st 5k with my family and friends at the SV Turkey Trot. I hope it becomes our new Thanksgiving tradition.” – Reiko Yoshimura

“I want to do my best to help my community and to set a healthy example for my younger brothers, including Connor, who has autism.  He is scared to run, but he will be brave when he sees me doing it with him.” – John Cummings, Jr.

“TO HELP IMPROVE LIVES.  There is a lot I wish to do to help others during a time we are to be so thankful.  What better way to start thanksgiving than knowing other lives are being touched just by me walking.  I don’t run for me. I run for others!” – Maral Behnam-Garcia