Celebrate Thanksgiving by giving back this year.
The Twin Rivers YMCA is holding its 11th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, which is Thursday, November 22. It will take place at the Taberna Golf and Country Club in New Bern. There's a 5K race that's perfect for families and a 10K option for more competitive runners. The cost of the event will depend on which race you choose. You can sign-up here.
We're proud to support the yearly event that benefits the Y's Annual Campaign. It gives residents an opportunity for financial assistance towards programs such as swim lessons, Summer Day Camp, and YMCA memberships.
This year's Turkey Trot is also the last day to participate in a special Gift Card Donation Drive to help Hurricane Florence storm victims. It's a joint effort between the Twin Rivers Y and Ward and Smith. We encourage people to bring gift cards from Visa, American Express, Target, Walmart, Lowes, or from local gas stations and grocery stores. They can be dropped off at the registration table from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The public can also email electronic or online gift cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about this fundraiser here.