Registration now open for 2022 Turkey Trot


SALISBURY, MD- Registration is now open for the Turkey Trot at YMCAs across Delmarva.

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot are dedicated to the YMCA’s Annual Fund, which supports a multitude of programs for all ages across the Shore. This includes local food drives, youth sports, Enhance Fitness (an exercise program for seniors), LiveStrong (a program for adult cancer survivors), Rock Steady (a program for those battling Parkinson’s Disease), child care, swim lessons, mentoring programs, before and after school care, and the YMCAs Open Doors Program, which ensures that no member of the community is turned away from a Y facility or program due to an inability to pay.

Each in-person Turkey Trot will be a 5K (3.1 miles) course held on Thanksgiving Day at 8:30 AM. Participants can run or walk as a team, with family (including their dogs), or independently. All ages and abilities are welcomed and encouraged, with virtual participants able to participate during the two-day slot.

In-person Turkey Trots are being hosted by seven of the eleven YMCA branches across the Eastern Shore, including the Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA, Easton Family YMCA at Peachblossom, the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA in Salisbury, the Cecil County Family YMCA, the Pauline F. and David Robbins Family YMCA in Cambridge, the Kent County Family YMCA in Chestertown, and the David Landsberger Family YMCA in Chincoteague, Virginia.

Kerry Daly of the YMCA of the Chesapeake tells 47ABC that last year the organization raised over 86,000 dollars for their Annual fund and expects upwards of 95,000 dollars for 2022.

“It’s an important part of us to keep their policy of open doors for all who cant afford to pay for services,” she said. 

Early-bird pricing starts at $40/person and increases on November 1st. To register, please visit

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