YMCA of the Chesapeake Turkey Trot Charity 5-Ks Span the Eastern Shore

1,535 people participated in YMCA of the Chesapeake runs

[November 23, 2017] – On Thanksgiving morning as turkeys were loaded into ovens and tables were set, people from Queen Anne County, MD down to Chincoteague, VA ran or walked in the YMCA Turkey Trot Charity 5-K which took place at six different locations. The Easton Family Y had 703 of those 1,535 participants. The money raised from this event will benefit those in the community that are living at or below the poverty level so that they can attend Y programs that keep them safe and engaged.

The Easton, Caroline, Queen Anne, Richard A. Henson, Lower Shore and Chincoteague Island YMCAs sponsored the 5-Ks to raise money for those in need in their communities. The Y serves thousands of children and families in the region and each year the demand for financial aid for Y programs grows.

And of course, the health benefits of exercise on Thanksgiving morning cannot be beat. There were serious runners, family teams, dogs, babies and costumes. This annual event promises to become a Thanksgiving tradition almost as good as the turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie.