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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why We Are Running

For almost 20 years family and friends from across the country have come together to partake in a powerful Thanksgiving event – Y of Central Turkey Trot. Some come to run and set new personal records while others come to stroll in the crisp autumn air. This is a family event; children are encouraged to take part in the 5K and man’s best friend is welcome as well!

The proceeds from this event support the Y of Central Maryland, which is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. A lot of people only know us for our Family Center Ys, but we are so much more! We focus on youth development in Central Maryland through high-quality preschool programs, Head Start programs, before-and-after school enrichment programs, mentoring, sport clinics and more. We are focused on providing children in the area, no matter what their financial or family situation, caring, enriching, and safe experiences.

This year we are placing more focus on the “why” of this event. The need in Maryland continues to grow as more and more families are impacted by the widening income gap. Many families are struggling and we need your help in making sure children at or below the federal poverty level in Central Maryland get to enjoy experiences we can all appreciate: children learning and having fun with other children in preschool, being cared for before and after school with great activities, and attending summer camp, all while being surrounded by caring adults who will help Y children grow into productive members or society.

We greatly appreciate your support and hope you are able to realize the impact you and the Y have on the community. You will smile even brighter knowing that choosing to join us Thanksgiving morning and choosing to fundraise made even more smiles brighter.

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