KIRG plans Thanksgiving race to benefit Saint Martin’s Ministries
STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Island Running Group announces that registration is open for its annual benefit race, The Great Turkey Chase. The race, held on Thanksgiving morning each year, consists of both a 2and 5-mile race distance through Hunter’s Oak Golf Club in Queenstown and benefits Saint Martin’s Ministries. It is sponsored in large part by Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
“We are especially excited about the race this year and to be working with a new sponsor, Bay Area Orthopaedics & 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 every 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!”
Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine staff is enthusiastic about working with KIRG. “We are pleased to offer financial support to a club whose lifestyle is in keeping with our interests of bone health and injury prevention,” said Kellie Woodall, practice administrator. “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 online at www.kirg.org. The cost is $25 for either distance and includes an event t-shirt. There is no registration fee for children under 6. It is a timed event for runners beginning at 8 a.m. All enthusiasts are encouraged to participate: serious runners, recreational runners, families with strollers and walkers. Participants are asked to also bring two canned or packaged food items to donate to the SMM local food bank.
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