Registration is open for The Great Turkey Chase
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.