9th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day


October 21, 2016, Fenwick Island, DE – The 9th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8 am.  The untimed 2.2 mile fun run/walk starts oceanside on Lewes Street in Fenwick Island, goes south to the Maryland state line and back.  All are welcome, including leashed pets!  Holiday or any festive costumes are encouraged.  Plenty of free 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 encouraged to donate to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Team 4 the Girls. 100% of profits will be donated to Team 4 the Girls in memory of Barbara Murphy, a two time breast cancer survivor.  A fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

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.  They will be donated to Neighbors in Need. Stop in for your favorite beverage before the Trot; Perks opens at 7am.

Post Trot, a complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and oatmeal reception sponsored and hosted by Pottery Place Perks Café.

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

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