Reg­is­tra­tion is open for The Great Tur­key Chase

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Is­land Run­ning Group re­cently an­nounced reg­is­tra­tion is open for its an­nual ben­e­fit race, The Great Tur­key Chase, to be held on Thanks­giv­ing morn­ing Thurs­day, Nov. 24.

The Tur­key Chase con­sists of both a 2- and 5-mile dis­tance race through Hunter’s Oak golf course in Queen­stown and ben­e­fits Saint Martin’s Min­istries. The event is spon­sored in large part by Bay Area Or­tho­pe­dics and Sports Medicine.

“We are es­pe­cially ex­cited about the race this year, and to be work­ing with a new spon­sor, Bay Area Or­tho­pe­dics and Sports Medicine, whose sup­port will cover a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of the race costs,” said Su­san La­mont, KIRG pres­i­dent. “Their gen­er­ous do­na­tion, along with Queen­stown Ve­teri­nary Hos­pi­tal, who spon­sors re­fresh­ments ever y year, will hope­fully en­able us to sup­port our char­ity part­ner, Saint Martin’s Min­istries, with both mone­tary and food do­na­tions. It is such a fun and re­ward­ing way to give thanks on Thanks­giv­ing Day.”

“We are pleased to of­fer fi­nan­cial sup­port to a club whose life­style is in keep­ing with our in­ter­ests of bone health and in­jur y preven­tion,” said Kel­lie Woodall, prac­tice administrator, Bay Area Or­tho­pe­dics and Sports Medicine. “Through part­ner­ing with KIRG on their race, we’re also help­ing give back to the com­mu­nity in which we our­selves work. It’s a nat­u­ral fit.”

Reg­is­tra­tion for The Great Tur­key Chase 2016 is avail­able on­line at www.kirg.org. The cost per reg­is­trant is $25 for ei­ther dis­tance, and in­cludes an event T-shirt. There is no reg­is­tra­tion fee for chil­dren un­der 6.

The Tur­key Chase a timed event for run­ners, be­gin­ning at 8 a.m. Par­tic­i­pants also are asked to bring two canned or pack­aged food items to do­nate to the SMM lo­cal food bank.

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