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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!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

You've Started Training, Now Start Fundraising!

You have registered for your Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K, you have pulled your running shoes out from the closet, and now it is time to start fundraising.

By the time this year wraps up, the Y of Central Maryland will have provided financial assistance to over 600 children. In 2014 we hope to serve thousands of disadvantaged children in our region, thanks to your help. We are challenging all of our Turkey Trot runners and walkers to raise $100 each. If every Turkey Trot Charity 5K participant raises at least $100, the impact on our community will be incredible. More children in Central Maryland will have safe, caring and educational places to spend their days, with access to preschool, camp and before and after school care.

So, how do you start? We have made it really easy. It only takes two steps to start your online fundraising page here

Then share it with your friends and family. You can share it on Facebook through the page you have just created and email it, just by adding your friends’ and family’s email addresses to the pre-written email message. Everything is formatted and prepared for you, you just have to activate your account!

The easiest way to raise $100 in a jiffy? Ask ten friends for $10 or five friends for $20. Call them and say something as simple as “Hi, I am running in the Y’s Turkey Trot Charity 5K to support disadvantaged children. Would you be willing to donate $20 to help me reach my goal and kids in need?”. It works! People care. People care about you. People care about children in need. You just have to ASK.

We cannot wait to see your fundraising page come alive! Keep checking back for more fundraising ideas.

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