A Thanksgiving Tradition That Matters All Year Long
For over twenty years, families, friends, businesses, and even a few dogs have come together Thanksgiving morning to walk, run or stroll for a great cause - Giving Every Child a Chance at the Y!
Run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles). Bring the stroller and dog if you like! Enjoy this healthy, family-fun community tradition that reminds us what Thanksgiving is really about: appreciating our good fortune, bonding with family and friends and reaching beyond ourselves to help others. Proceeds from the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K directly support families throughout Central Maryland who live at or below the Federal Poverty Line and need our help to afford enrollment in Y programs which keep their children healthy, learning and safe.
We Need Your Help More Than Ever This Thanksgiving
Poverty in on the rise in Central Maryland and we need your help to reduce stress and worry for thousands of struggling parents who depend on the Y to be there for them to keep their children active and purposeful, especially during those times when they are most at risk: in the early years when a child's habits as learners are set, after school and in the summer when they are most vulnerable and often alone. Proceeds from Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K directly fund financial aid to help local families afford enrollment in Y Preschool, Camp and Before & After School Enrichment programs.
Register today to start training and fundraising for families in need!
NEW for 2016: Your dog can "trot" too!
Register your well-behaved, friendly, leash trained dog and receive a 2016 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K dog bandanna! (Registration for dogs is suggested, not required.)
REGISTER EARLY FOR BEST RATES
We've been able to maintain last year's rates until November 19, 2016. Register now and spend Thanksgiving morning with friends and family, while helping change the lives of children and families in our community.
For more information and specific details about each event location please visit the Official Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K site!