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Get workout in before big meal

By Kara Hallissey | Nov 16, 2017

(Nov. 17, 2017) Those looking for an early Thanksgiving Day workout are encouraged to join CrossFit Assateague and SWEAT Ocean City in Ocean Pines, or participate in the 10th annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot, Thursday morning.

A 2.5-mile fun run and walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond Trail after a warm-up exercise. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park and costs $10 per person. Participants are also asked to bring a cat supply donation.

The “ThanksKitten” run and walk benefits Town Cats and participants are encouraged to donate Friskies canned cat food- turkey pate, clumping cat litter, Purina One kitten food, or gas cards for spray and neuter runs.

Families, kids and pets on leashes are welcome to join organizers in making three laps around the pond with several optional exercise stations set up throughout the route.

“Our goal is to create a fun, family-friendly event, that burns some calories Thanksgiving morning and helps raise money for a fantastic local, volunteer only, nonprofit charity,” Michelle Macia, manager of CrossFit Assateague, said in a release.

Town Cats, a local nonprofit, is dedicated to enriching the lives of free roaming, feral or abandoned cats in Ocean City and the surrounding communities by limiting population growth, and providing medical care and affordable adoption services.

Parking will be available at the Ocean Pines Library on Cathell Road.

For more information, visit www.crossfitassateague.com or towncats.net or call Sandra Kerstetter at 443-944-2226 with any questions.

The 10th annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will kick off at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day on Lewes Street, ocean side. Participants will head south to the Maryland state line, turn around, and come back.

Families, children and leashed pets are welcome during the untimed, 2.2-mile fun run and walk, which raises money for the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company and Roxana Volunteer Fire Company.

There is no fee to participate, although runners and walkers are asked to make a cash donation.

“Our first responders are brave and selfless in the work they do each day,” Lori Martin, event founder and organizer, said in a release. “This is our 10th year and I hope to make it the most successful one yet. I invite our community members, individuals and sponsors, to rally to raise money for the companies.”

Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in festive or holiday-themed costumes.

Commemorative t-shirts will be sold for $25 during the event, while supplies last.

After the event, participants can head over to Pottery Place Perks Café for a complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and oatmeal reception. Nonperishable food items are also being collected at the business and will be donated to Neighbors in Need, a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ supporting ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

Parking will be available at Warren’s Station, the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and Pottery Place Perks Café, all on Route 1 in Fenwick Island.

For more information, contact Martin at 302-539-1290 or email hipAHA@hotmail.com.

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