Community, Gerber Memorial Hospital

Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot includes new 1.5 mile fun walk

October 31, 2022

FREMONT, Mich., Oct. 31, 2022 – Corewell Health™ Gerber Hospital, formerly Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, will hold the annual Tamarac Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24 at Tamarac Center for Health and Wellness. The Tamarac Turkey Trot features a new 1.5 mile Fun Walk, the popular 5K run/walk and a 10K for those hoping to burn a few more calories before Thanksgiving festivities begin.

According to Tamarac manager Amanda Irwin, the annual Tamarac Turkey Trot brings together runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

“The Tamarac Turkey Trot is a fun, active way for everyone to start their Thanksgiving morning and a great way to kick off the holiday season. It has become a tradition for many, and we are excited to welcome all the returning and new participants this year,” said Irwin. “We added a shorter distance event this year with the 1.5 mile walk, for those who would like to be active but are not runners or don’t want the longer 5K. It’s a great way to take a short break the morning of Thanksgiving and get in some heart-healthy exercise.”

All races start and end at Tamarac, located at 1401 W. Main St., Fremont. Dogs and strollers are welcome! For more information and to register, please visit


About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit or


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