About Us

Johnson City Up & At 'Em Turkey Trot

Everything there is to know about us.

Raise Expectations

Teaching our youth that good nutrition and an active lifestyle support success in school and beyond.

Teach skills

Interacting with our community and youth the get them involved in their own choices and future.

Get Active

Providing activities and funding programs and camps that get members of our community involved in activities both physical and mental.

UP & AT 'EM

Up & At ‘Em is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to positively influencing the health and fitness of our community’s youth through the support and initiation of programming and events in our community.

Through proceeds generated by the Johnson City Turkey Trot, Up & At ‘Em Inc. has donated over $100,000 to schools and community projects that reflect their focus on the health and fitness especially with youth.  Proceeds from this past year’s event went toward a youth initiative managed by The Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, which is a designated Olympic Training Site on East Tennessee State University campus.  This summer the Center will be creating a youth sports camp for the week of June 20th.  The week will highlight many activities that focus around the basics of sport and will conclude on Friday with Olympic Day at Kermit Tipton Stadium. “The Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, which is a designated Olympic Training Site, is excited on the new partnership with the program organizers of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Up and At ‘Em,” said Dr. Andy Dotterweich, associate professor of Exercise and Sport Science. “Their donation will support a new sport initiative in the Johnson City community, USA Track and Field’s Run, Jump, Throw program.”
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This will be the 11th running of the JC Turkey Trot.  Over 30,000 participants have enjoyed collecting our unique Turkey Trot t-shirts.  On the 10th Anniversary, we had this quilt made to commemorate the first of many decades to come!  HOW MANY OF THESE SHIRTS DO YOU HAVE?

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Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Board of Directors
Mark Finucane
President - Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Founding member of Up & At ‘Em and the JC Turkey Trot.
Jenny Brock
Vice President - Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Founding member of Up & At ‘Em and the JC Turkey Trot.
Charlie Harmon
Treasurer - Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Founding member of Up & At ‘Em and the JC Turkey Trot.
Alice Spurling
Secretary - Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Retired school principal and youth health and fitness advocate.
Pat Counts
Programs - Up & At 'Em, Inc.
Retired physical education teacher and youth health and fitness advocate.
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Event Management is provided by:

The Goose Chase founder Karen Hubbs has been in Event & Race Management in our area for over 15 years.  She has been involved with the Turkey Trot since it’s beginning and continues to make it one of the biggest and best events in our city.  thegoosechase.org

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