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Keeping the tradition: York YMCA set to host first virtual Turkey Trot Virtually for its 24th year this Thanksgiving Holiday

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November 20, 2020

For the first time ever, the Annual York YMCA Turkey Trot will be held virtually to ensure the health and safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving) through Sunday November 29, 2020. 
Take part by running or walking any 3.1-mile route, anytime, anywhere, during the event period.
“Despite the many things that have gone on this year, we are happy and thankful to be able to still provide our Annual Turkey Trot in a virtual setting. When runners participate in the Turkey Trot each year, proceeds go towards benefitting various health/wellness programs such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Rock Steady Boxing, Diabetes Prevention, and more. – said by Karen Ruppert, Executive Director, York Branch YMCA.
YMCA Turkey Trot info:
NEW this year: 
  • RaceJoy - A race app that allows you to track your route and easily upload your time
  • Teams! - Create a Family or Friends team, run together in person or virtually. 
  • Run for FREE - You + Refer 5 friends = Free race registration
To register for this event or to donate, visit: www.YorkYTurkeyTrot.org
The YMCA and the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry are once again conducting a food drive at the race. Like the Turkey Trot, the food drive continues to grow each year as they hope to continue that trend in 2020! You can show your support by donating non-perishable food items at race packet pick up and throughout the 4-day event by visiting your local YMCA branch. The Pantry thanks you for your continued support.
About the Y
The focus of the YMCA is to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Serving over 66,000 people in the greater York region with over 13,000 annual active members, the Y engages men, women, and children, regardless of age, income, or background, to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the region’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 


Zack Newby
Marketing and Digital Media Specialist
YMCA of York and York County 
90 N. Newberry Street, York, PA 17401
P: 717-812-0119, Ext. 304
F: 717-845-7286
C: 717-880-7173


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