FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dust off your sneakers, put on your craziest Thanksgiving-themed attire and get ready to join the more than 3,000 participants who will run or walk in the 6th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot will kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at D.C Alexander Park located on A1A, one block south of Las Olas Boulevard. The 5k race route extends north along A1A to Sunrise Boulevard and finishes back at D.C. Alexander Park. Hosted by two local nonprofits, iTRACE Foundation, Inc. and Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc., this year's Turkey Trot is focused on two main themes, fitness and food bank replenishment. "We are excited to have Ellen Latham, the Founder of Orangetheory Fitness, as this year's Grand Marshal," said Jonathan Schwartz, Event Co-Chair. "She has so much energy and passion and is deeply committed to encouraging healthy living and fitness here in South Florida - we know she will do a phenomenal job leading this year's Turkey Trot." Ellen Latham, a staple in the South Florida fitness community, designed "The Ultimate Workout," which became the foundation for Orangetheory Fitness. Today, Ellen is a Partner and Founder of Orangetheory Fitness, and Owner of Ellen's Ultimate Workout gym in Florida. "This event is really about coming together, having fun, and making an impact on our community," said Schwartz. In the spirit of holiday giving, the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot has also teamed up with Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the state. Turkey Trot participants are asked to please bring non-perishable food items with them on the day of the race. "Feeding South Florida is dedicated to providing immediate access to nutritious food and improving the overall health of our community, with the support of neighborhoods and organizations," says Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida. "We enjoy working with our community partners and are grateful for all donations we receive."