Get Ready to Burn the Bird: 26th Annual Delta Dental Turkey Day 5K Set for Thanksgiving Day

Nearly 13,000 expected to participate with food collection for Second
Harvest Heartland

Delta Dental of Minnesota named title sponsor of 2015 Turkey Day 5K

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 500,000 calories are set to be burned this Thanksgiving Day,
the most popular running day in the United States, at the Delta
Dental Turkey Day 5K
produced by Life
TimeSM, The Healthy Way of Life Company
—freeing up plenty
of room for turkey fare after the race. Since its inception in 1989, the
Delta Dental Turkey Day 5K has become a Minnesota family tradition, with
participants as young as one and as seasoned as 81 years young
completing 3.1 miles on race day.

New this year, participants can choose to be timed during the race or
participate in the untimed fun run/walk. The run kicks off at Life Time
Athletic Target Center and offers a scenic course and close up views of
top spots in Minneapolis. Kids aged three to eight can enjoy fun fitness
activities and games, plus their very own indoor Turkey Day Kids 1K.
Registration for Kids Care is available the morning of the race for $5
to all participants.

Also new this year, Delta Dental of Minnesota has signed on as the Title
Sponsor of the event. Delta Dental of Minnesota, a non-profit oral
health services company serving Minnesota, will provide runners with
gift bags at the 2015 event, including a free toothbrush and toothpaste
to promote overall health through oral health.

“Delta Dental of Minnesota is proud to partner with Life Time for our
upcoming Title Sponsorship of the 2015 Turkey Day 5K,” said Rodney
Young, Chief Executive Officer and President of Delta Dental of
Minnesota. “There is clinical evidence regarding the impact oral health
has on overall health, and we encourage our community to remember their
oral health in their daily health and wellness routines. Oral health is
a true component of a healthy lifestyle, and we hope to remind
participants to take care of their teeth, not only on Thanksgiving Day
when they’re eating lots of food, but every day to help keep their
mouths and bodies healthy.”

A true community event, for the fourth year Life Time will be collecting
food for Second Harvest Heartland on race day near the start line. The
company also will match all donations made through registration to
Second Harvest Heartland up to $10,000. To date, more than $45,000 in
total donations has been raised for Second Harvest Heartland. The Delta
Dental Turkey Day 5K is the shelter’s second largest single-day food
drive event.

“Thanksgiving morning is the best day of the year in downtown
Minneapolis with people of all ages coming together for this annual,
healthy tradition,” says Kelly Donahue, brand manager, Life Time
Athletic Events. “We’re blessed to live in a community of cheerful
givers to Second Harvest Heartland and work with like-minded partners
like Delta Dental of Minnesota who help bring this event to life.”

Registration and additional information for the 2015 Delta Dental Turkey
Day 5K is available at

About Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of Minnesota is
an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit health services company that
serves the oral health needs of Minnesota and North Dakota residents.
Since 1969, Delta Dental of Minnesota has accomplished this mission by
providing the best access across the state to oral health care through
affordable dental plans. Delta Dental is an authorized licensee of the
Delta Dental Plans Association of Oak Brook, Illinois. To learn more
about Delta Dental of Minnesota, visit

About Life TimeSM, The Healthy Way of Life

Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and
lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to
long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive
resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services,
the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals
everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an
array of proprietary health assessments. As of October 27, 2015 the
company operates 118 centers in 26 states and 34 major markets under the
in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at


Life Time
Amy Henderson, 952-229-7721
Dental of Minnesota

Sarah Leeth, 612-224-3295