9th annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

The 9th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot is happening on Thursday, November 24, at 8AM.

Organizers describe this as an untimed 2.2 mile fun run/walk that starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick Island, goes south to the Maryland state line, and back.  

All are welcome, including leashed pets, and holiday or any festive costumes are encouraged.

There will also be free parking available at Warren’s Station, Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and Pottery Place Perks Café in Sunshine Plaza, all on Route 1 in Fenwick Island.

Organizers say there is no charge to participate, but trotters are encouraged to donate to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Team 4 the Girls. All of the profits that are collected will be donated to Team 4 the Girls in memory of Barbara Murphy, a two time breast cancer survivor.

Event organizer Lori Martin said, “Everyone who knew Barbara loved her.  She volunteered at many ACS events in her hometown of Easton, Maryland and her spunk and spirit is reflected in their work. She believed that every person suffering from cancer deserved support.  I hope that we will have our best turn-out ever to help wipe out breast cancer and celebrate Barbara’s memory.”

Barbara’s son, Mark Murphy, long-time Ocean City resident and popular bartender at Smitty McGee’s said, “My Mom was a fighter.  She refused to give up and that made her a survivor.”

Non-perishable food donations will also collected on starting on Wednesday, November 23 at Pottery Place Perks Café, in Fenwick Island, and they will be donated to Neighbors in Need.

After the Trot, a complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and oatmeal reception will be sponsored and hosted by Pottery Place Perks Café.

Commemorative tee-shirts are available and can be pre-ordered with limited quantities to be sold at the Trot for $20.

Sponsorships are still available, at a variety of price ranges, with considerable benefits. Interested businesses should contact Lori Martin at: 302.539.1290.

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