Fifth Third Bank Turkey Day 5K

Evansville, IN, USA
24 Nov, 2022 (Thu)


5 km

About the event

Help Us Bring The Excel Center To Evansville By Registering For This Year’s Turkey Day 5k

For 32 years, Evansville Goodwill has hosted the Turkey Day 5k with support from Fifth Third Bank, other incredible sponsors, and families and friends who run/walk in the annual Thanksgiving Day event. We are excited to invite you to be a part of the 33rd Annual event which is Evansville Goodwill’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event will go towards creating stories in our current programs and writing the next chapter in our impact on the community.

In Evansville alone, there are more than 12,300 individuals without a high school diploma and a 33.63% poverty rate among individuals with less than a 9th grade education. Many reasons are behind individuals not graduating from high school; however, it can create a cycle of poverty with children of those who did not graduate being twice as likely to drop out. The next chapter for Evansville Goodwill includes a program that will work to break that cycle.

The Excel Center® is a free, public charter school that provides adults the opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma and begin post-secondary education. In addition to a high school diploma, students earn industry-recognized certificates and/or college credits all at no cost. The Excel Center model can help remove barriers to education and empower individuals to achieve their goals in order to break that cycle of poverty.

The Excel Center would push the mission of Evansville Goodwill further by not only changing lives through the power of work but also through the power of education. In order to bring The Excel Center to Evansville, we are working to obtain 1,650 charter school seats through the Indiana State Legislature, with 300 dedicated to Evansville, that would allow us to open this free school. By supporting Evansville Goodwill as a participant in this year’s race, you are supporting our efforts put towards bringing an Excel Center to Evansville that will impact the lives of more than 12,300 individuals in the Evansville area and many more in the surrounding Indiana counties. You can further support our efforts by signing up as a fundraiser for this year’s event or by making a donation during checkout.  

You can learn more about the Excel Center and the other programs Evansville Goodwill has available to the community on the How Each Step is Making An Impact page of the registration site or by visiting 

Races offered by this event

5K Run

24 Nov, 2022 (Thu) - 08:00
5 km
On site