KIRG plans Thanks­giv­ing race to ben­e­fit Saint Martin’s Min­istries

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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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