5K Turkey Trot has virtual, in-person options

CHESTERTOWN — The YMCA of the Chesapeake’s 5K Turkey Trot will be held virtually and in-person at seven locations across the Eastern Shore.

Proceeds are earmarked for the YMCA’s Annual Fund, which supports numerous programs for all ages including local food drives; youth sports; Enhance Fitness for seniors; LiveStrong for adult cancer survivors; Rock Steady for those battling Parkinson’s Disease; child care; swim lessons; mentoring programs; before- and after-school care; and the YMCA’s Open Doors Program, which ensures that no member of the community is turned away from a Y facility or program due to an inability to pay.

Those participating virtually can walk or run a 5K (3.1 miles) route of their choosing whenever it is convenient between Sunday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 25. The virtual Turkey Trot is an ideal option for those who travel for the holiday, but still want to support their local YMCA and its programs.

The in-person Turkey Trot will be a 5K course held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Participants can run or walk as a team, with family (including their dogs), or on their own. All ages and abilities are welcomed and encouraged.

In-person Turkey Trots are being hosted by YMCAs on the Shore, including the Kent County Family YMCA in Chestertown and the newly opened Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA in Centreville.

Visit www.ymcachesapeake.org to register.

Participants also are invited to donate non-perishable and canned food items at YMCA sites from Nov. 18-Nov. 22.


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