Turkey Trot scheduled for Thanksgiving Day

The 11th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at 8 a.m., with free coffee provided by One Coastal at 7:30 a.m.

The untimed 2.2-mile fun run/walk starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick Island, and goes south to the Maryland state line and back. The public is being invited, and leashed pets are welcome. Holiday-themed or other festive costumes are being encouraged.

Fee parking will be 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.

There is no charge to participate, but trotters are being encouraged to make a donation. Contributions will be donated to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Georgetown, which is helping pets evacuated from animal shelters affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Pets have been and are being transferred to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, where they are being treated in hopes of eventually being adopted.

Additionally, proceeds from commemorative T-shirt sales will also be donated. Pre-ordering commemorative T-shirts is encouraged, with limited quantities to be sold at the Trot. They cost $25.

“The SPCA is using resources to assist the shelter pets from the hard-hit Carolinas. The organization needs our help to care for the pets they rescued,” said event founder and organizer Lori Martin. “I am asking the community to help raise $10,000 for this important work.”

Non-perishable food donations will also collected at the Trot. They will be donated to Neighbors in Need.

Sponsorships are currently available at the $300 and $200 levels. Sponsors must provide signage. Interested businesses should contact Lori Martin at (302) 539-1290 or email hipAHA@hotmail.com.