YMCA Camp Letts Turkey Chase

Event Date

Thu, Nov 27, 2014


Edgewater, MD

About This Activity

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition!

While some are putting turkeys in the oven or nestled on the couch watching the Macy’s Day Parade, over 900 runners of all ages will be working up an appetite and celebrating the spirit of giving at the 15th Annual Turkey Chase.

Held on Thanksgiving morning, the Turkey Chase is our largest fundraiser and most buzzed about event every year! Turkey Chase proceeds help send deserving children and young adults to overnight and day camp programs here at Camp Letts.

The Course

The 10K Race begins on the Camp Letts dirt and gravel driveway, though a trail onto the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center next door, a brief patch around a field and then a short stint on Muddy Creek Road and back again. The 5K fun run/walk is the length of the dirt and gravel driveway and back. Both courses can be run with a stroller.

Event details and schedule

Check in and packet pick up is from 7:30 - 8:30 am (promptly ends at 8:30), you will be directed to our Dining Hall and we will have your race number, pins and t-shirt ready to go for you.

8:45 am Welcome, warm-up and mascot race

9:00 am 10K Run starts *This race is timed and awards will be given for top runners in each age catagory as well as top male and female racers times

9:05 am 5K Run/Walk begins *This fun run/ walk is not timed or awarded

10:15 am Awards Ceremony

Turkey Chase Race Course - The 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run courses are open to the whole family. Both races have wooded scenic trails where it is possible to see wild turkeys! The 10K Run continues from Camp Letts to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (and a small stint on roadway). The course has markers at every mile.

10K Results - Results will be posted for the 10K race within 15 days on www.campletts.org.

Awards- 10K Run - Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers on race day.  Medals will also be presented to the top male and female in each of seven age categories.

All registered participants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt, race number and sponsor give a ways.

Safety Reminder - Insurance restrictions do not allow headsets or in-line skates on the course. PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON CAMP LETTS PROPERTY.

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